On these pages find information on coronavirus (COVID-19) including what you can do to protect yourself, support for your business and community and the impact of the disease on our services.
New national restrictions announced 22 September 2020
- Office workers who can work from home are being asked to do so.
From Thursday 24 Sept
- All pubs, bars and restaurants must operate table-service only, except for takeaways.
- All hospitality venues must close at 10pm.
- Face coverings must be worn by staff working in retail, all users of taxis and private hire vehicles and staff and customers in indoor hospitality venues - except when seated at tables to eat or drink.
- In retail, leisure, tourism and other sectors, government’s Covid-secure guidelines will become legal obligations.
From Monday 28 Sept
- A maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.
- The rule of six is being extended to all adult indoor team sports.
- Business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events will not be able to reopen from 1 October.
- Stronger penalties for failing to adhere to government restrictions: a fine of up to £10,000 for businesses that break the rules and the penalty for failing to wear a mask or breaking the rule of six will now double to £200 for a first offence.
For more on the new restrictions and what has changed nationally see Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 22 September
What we're doing
The coronavirus outbreak is forcing all of us to make huge changes in our lives and alter the way we go about our business. Hammersmith & Fulham is prepared and is on your side.
We have adopted a people first approach which means we are taking all the necessary actions and providing all necessary resources to help keep people safe.
We have a plan to keep essential services running and support residents as this statement from the Leader of H&F, Cllr Stephen Cowan, sets out.
We are working closely with the NHS and other public services as well as people throughout our community and our partners in the private and third sectors.
Stay up to date
We will be keeping residents up to date with the latest information on COVID-19 by email and on our social media channels.