#DoingMyBit is our public health campaign that asks you and local businesses to do your bit to reduce the spread of Covid 19 and prevent local lockdowns in Havering.
On this page you will find out how to get involved, where to find important advice and materials, and what we can all do to keep Havering safe.
- getting vaccinated when invited to do so
- maintaining social distancing
- complying with NHS test and trace
- observing Government quarantine measures when travelling
- isolating immediately and getting tested as soon as possible if you develop symptoms
- wearing a face covering in shops and on public transport unless you are exempt by Government guidelines
- continuing to protect and support neighbours, family and friends and those who are highly vulnerable to the virus
- supporting local businesses who have been impacted by Covid 19
The national Covid 19 vaccination programme is underway. The Government has identified 9 priority groups to receive the vaccination first.
Further groups will be confirmed in due course.
You will receive a letter inviting you to book your vaccination appointment.
We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated when invited to do so as it will help stop the spread of the virus and provide protection to the most vulnerable.
For further information on getting vaccinated, please visit the NHS website ‘Coronavirus Vaccination’ section:
If you are over 80 and have not yet been invited for your first vaccine please contact your GP.
Show us how you are #DoingMyBit
Submit your photos and stories of how you are doing your bit, and we will share them across our social media channels.
To submit examples of you doing your bit, there are several ways you can contact us.
- Twitter @LBofHavering
- Instagram @lbofhavering
- Havering Facebook page
- Havering Community Hub
Download materials for your school.
Donate convalescent plasma
NHS Blood and Transplant is urgently appealing for local people who have had Covid 19 to donate convalescent blood plasma as part of a clinical trial.
A successful trial will enable the plasma to be an additional line of protection during any second wave as it can be transfused into people who are still unwell and struggling to develop their own immune response which could stop the virus spreading.
Please offer to donate by calling 0300 123 23 23 or visiting the NHSBT website.
Sign up for the Covid 19 vaccine trials
The Government is encouraging more people to join the thousands of volunteers and sign up to the NHS Covid 19 Vaccine Research Registry to help the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.
Researchers particularly welcome those who are more likely to benefit from a vaccine, including the over 65s, frontline health and social care workers, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Find out more on the NHS vacine research webpage.
Advice and support
The Council, Government and Public Health England have already produced a suite of support materials, which are readily available for you.
- Local helpline support from us
- Central Government advice
- Government and Public Health England advice on Coronavirus including posters to download on social distancing, hand washing and face covering
- Your Covid Recovery - support with managing the long-term effects of Covid 19
Where you can get translated versions of advice
- Public Health England
- London Assembly
- Doctors of the World
- Doctors of the World information for migrants
Support if you are feeling lonely or anxious
The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly tough for us all, and it has had a huge impact on our mental health. From lockdown, to furlough, to the loss of loved ones, we’ve all found ourselves under pressure or anxious at times.
Havering Council has teamed up with local charities to launch #BeNiceToYourNoggin, a mental health campaign spreading awareness of the support available in our community.
Reporting hate crime
Do your bit for those around you.
If you witness or know anyone who is experiencing hate crime due to the fact they are exempt from wearing a face covering due to health conditions or due to any aspect of their personal identity contact Stop Hate UK.
They have a 24-hour help line in Havering and their experienced helpline team are on hand all day, every day to provide support to people affected by any hate crime.
Call the 24-hour helpline: 0800 138 162.