Enfield Civic Centre to commemorate borough’s coronavirus victims

Enfield Council will light the Civic Centre yellow on Tuesday (23 March) to mark the anniversary of lockdown starting and pay tribute to the borough’s residents who have lost their lives as a result of coronavirus.

Enfield Council has also installed a yellow heart plaque outside the Civic Centre to commemorate the borough’s lives lost.

To date 772 Enfield residents have died with coronavirus since the start of the first lockdown in 2020,

Residents are also being encouraged to participate in the charity Marie Curie's plans for a day of reflection by participating in a national minute's silence at 12 noon on 23 March and to light candles on their doorsteps in commemoration of the victims the same evening.

Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Each and every death from coronavirus has been a tragedy. Our borough has been hard hit by the virus and Tuesday gives us an opportunity to take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives and look forward with optimism to life returning to normal.”

In the last year Enfield Council has delivered a wide range of support and guidance to residents and businesses to help them cope with coronavirus pandemic. This support has included:

  • Making the Dugdale Centre available as a vaccination centre to ensure a more rapid roll out of the vaccination programme in Enfield
  • Set up eight rapid testing sites for people who could not work from home to be tested for coronavirus, as well as a number of PCR testing sites for people with symptoms of coronavirus
  • Set up testing rapid testing facilities for coronavirus at major employers
  • Helped deliver rapid tests for school children on their return to school
  • Set up the Enfield Stands Together hub to co-ordinate support for vulnerable people and deliver food and medicine to those people who desperately needed it
  • Supported business through the managing the delivery of coronavirus grants from government and providing a package of measure to minimise the impact of coronavirus on them
  • Provided a wide range of information and advice to the borough’s diverse communities, advising them of the importance of hands, face, space and other public health advice, how to stay safe and seek assistance if they needed it

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