Following the Government’s announcement of new national restrictions, Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils, said:
“This is a difficult and worrying time for all Londoners – our communities, residents and businesses. Unfortunately, we have seen rising cases and, most seriously, hospital admissions in many parts of the UK including London. In light of this, the new restrictions announced today by the Government are essential to keep all Londoners safe.
“The London boroughs stand together with Londoners in the fight against Covid-19. We will be working flat out over the coming weeks to ensure that those who need help in our communities have as much support as possible during this difficult time.
“We will continue to work with the Mayor and the Government to attempt to balance the public health, economic and social impacts of this virus and we will continue to make the case for a comprehensive support package for residents, businesses and councils to enable people to stay safe and support our local economies.
“I know Londoners have already faced so much hardship and sacrifice and how hard it is to face more. But I have also seen the extraordinary way communities have come together to take care of each other over the last few months and I hope we can continue to look after each other over a difficult winter.”