Leader on Omicron variant being found in Camden
Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, has issued a message to all residents after receiving confirmation that the Omicron variant has been identified in Camden.
“We have been notified by the UK Heath Security Agency of three cases of covid-19 with the Omicron variant in Camden. All cases are within the same family and they all remain at home. We are offering them support and wish them a speedy recovery.
“We recognise this may be a worrying time for the community and we are taking action with UKHSA colleagues to identify any contacts and offer them testing. It’s more important than ever that everyone follows public health advice: Wearing a face covering in shops, on public transport and in crowded areas, test before you meet people. Meeting outside or in well ventilated places can help prevent the spread Covid-19.
‘’I’m concerned for those who have not yet received their Covid-19 vaccines. There is evidence to suggest this variant spreads quickly and those who are unvaccinated are at increased risk of becoming seriously unwell, needing hospital treatment and passing Covid-19 to others. Many Camden residents are still coming forward for their first vaccine and we’re here to support you. Just call 119 or go to nhs.uk/coronavirus to find a centre near you"
Get your vaccine and booster jabs
Getting the Covid-19 vaccine and booster jabs is the best way for you to protect yourself and your friends, family and neighbours in Camden this winter.
- Book your appointment online through the NHS booking system or by calling 119 for free. When you call 119, you can speak to a translator if you need to.
- If you want to book your vaccination appointment and you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
- Visit a walk-in vaccination clinic.
- Drop by Camden’s COVID-19 vaccination bus - view its timetable of upcoming stops
- If you need support to book, call the Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9) or visit our website for more information.
Support from Camden
We know this is a difficult time - we're here for you. If you need any help or support, including with self-isolating or accessing food, please get in touch. Call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9) or visit our website.
New measures announced in response to the Omicron variant
The Government has announced new measures in response to the Omicron variant, including face coverings in shops and on public transport, PCR tests on or before day 2 for all international arrivals and self-isolation for contacts of suspected Omicron cases, including for those who are fully-vaccinated. For the latest information, visit the Government website.
Face coverings in education settings
From 29 November, face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all education settings by staff, visitors and pupils, or students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt. Pupils or students in year 7 or above should continue to wear face coverings on public and school transport, unless they are exempt.