Local COVID-19 restrictions for Barnet
From midnight on 17 October, London will be going into the High COVID-19 alert level (also known as Tier 2).
Daily updates on Barnet COVID-19 cases are published nationally.
A more detailed COVID-19 weekly report for Barnet is published by 5pm every Tuesday. It covers a 7-day period up to the previous Saturday, as full and validated reporting is delayed by 2 to 3 days.
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The Barnet Public Health team produce this dashboard by combining different data sets.
We are currently seeing a significant increase in number of cases across Barnet, with high weekly rate of infection. The London-wide alert level is High. This means that new restrictions apply including meeting only household members indoors. See the government's website for further information.
Actions across the borough are taken according to the level of restrictions, as well as additional targeted actions to address the areas of greatest concern in Barnet. We are operating at Business as Usual, with additional actions and frequent review of the situation.
About this report
This report presents the current situation in Barnet regarding COVID-19 infection and describes how cases across the borough have changed over time.
We are updated by Public Health England London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC) and NHS Test and Trace daily on the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the borough.
Data published in this report includes the laboratory confirmed cases by Pillars:
- tests undertaken in hospitals or for health and care workers (Pillar 1)
- mobile Testing Units, home tests or a range of private laboratories (Pillar 2).
This data is looked at on a daily basis by the Barnet Public Health Team and it is used to inform our local response to the pandemic. As the local, regional, national and worldwide situation is changing constantly, it is important to be informed and to alert professionals and the public promptly in order to take appropriate preventative actions.
Contain Framework Local Authorities watchlist
The watchlist is produced by first considering the local authorities with the highest weekly incidence rate and its trend, combined with a range of other indicators including the test positivity rate, an assessment of the local response and plans, and the trend of other metrics such as healthcare activity and mortality. The classification decision is therefore a blended assessment drawing on professional judgement.
Incidence rate is the number of new cases of a disease divided by the number of persons at risk for the disease.
The watchlist classification uses definitions as set out in the Contain Framework:
- business as usual: where the majority of areas will be operating most of the time
- area(s) of national concern: for areas with the highest prevalence, where the local area is taking targeted actions to reduce prevalence e.g. additional testing in care homes and increased community engagement with high risk groups
- area(s) for enhanced support: for areas at medium/high risk of intervention where there is a more detailed plan, agreed with the national team and with additional resources being provided to support the local team (e.g. epidemiological expertise, additional mobile testing capacity)
- area(s) of intervention: where there is divergence from the measures in place in the rest of England because of the significance of the spread, with a detailed action plan in place, and local resources augmented with a national support.
Other data sources
Nationally produced data from the government is available. This information is also used as part of the Barnet weekly report and provides an overview of the current situation by nation, region and local authority.