Havering’s Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White has called the placing of London into tier 4 ‘very terrible news’ but says it was the right decision to make.
He told the Havering Daily: “It is very terrible news but it is the right decision to take as we must do everything possible to ensure we protect people from this new strain. Our NHS is under immense pressure right now and we have to make sure that we all play our part in keeping the community safe.
“No one wanted to see Christmas curtailed but with the new strain being out there it is vital that we all play our part.”
Havering has had one of the highest infection rates across the south east and now with the borough and the rest of the south east being in tier 4, residents have been urged to please follow the rules.
“There is hope out there with the vaccine being rolled out. Many people have already had this vaccine and are delighted. This is a difficult time for everyone but we must all play our part and abide by the restrictions. It is important that we get through this as a community. If we do it now, it will mean less problems in the future. Please, stick by the rules and let’s all work together.”