In response to the high rates of Covid-19 infections across London, Cllr Jas Athwal, London Councils’ Executive Member for Crime and Public Protection, said:
“London is facing the worst public health crisis it has ever seen, with more than 10,000 Londoners having sadly died as a result of Covid-19. Infection rates are still very high, we must all play our part to keep our loved ones and the wider community safe this weekend by staying at home and only going out if absolutely necessary.
“Public safety remains a priority for London boroughs and we are working closely with the Metropolitan Police as they step up enforcement to keep Londoners safe. We are also working with essential retail businesses to make sure proper procedures are in place.
“This is a tremendously difficult time for our city but there is light at end of the tunnel with the vaccine beginning to protect older people and health and care workers.
“However, we still have a long way to go. That’s why we are urging Londoners to stay home this weekend to stop the spread of this virus, protect the NHS and save lives.