A third permanent Covid-19 testing centre for Redbridge is set to open in Woodford Green this week.

The prime minister has announced new lockdown restrictions across the UK and this will be deeply concerning for all those who live and work in Ilford, particularly our elderly, most vulnerable and key workers, as well as those businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The number of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has crept up to 46 in Queen’s Hospital, Romford and King George, Goodmayes.

Fewer close contacts of people with coronavirus in Redbridge are being reached through the test and trace regime amid a surge in cases.

“I remember my daughter calling an ambulance and being taken to hospital, then I don’t remember anything for the next two months.”

The coronavirus infection rate in Redbridge is 69.8 per 100,000 after quadrupling in the course of one month.

An academy school has been forced to shut down entirely for two weeks due to confirmed coronavirus cases.

A new permanent coronavirus testing centre is to open in Gants Hill Library car park.

The National Education Union (NEU) for Redbridge has organised a meeting tomorrow night (Thursday October 1) to discuss the coronavirus situation in schools.

A member of the Seven Kings branch of the Lions Club used his company’s premises to help distribute more than £60,000 of food and other essentials during lockdown.

The leader of Redbridge Council has warned that the latest coronavirus figures may be “distorted” due to reduced testing capacity in the borough.

Fewer than three in five close contacts of people with coronavirus in Redbridge are being reached through the test and trace regime, figures suggest.

At least 10 schools in Redbridge have confirmed cases of coronavirus as the infection rate shoots up to 56.

A Covid-19 patient from Chadwell Heath has left the ITU at King George Hospital after 121 days.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

Tes Smith, director of quality and care, gives an insight into how Saint Francis Hospice worked hard to adapt so it could continue providing services during the pandemic

Staff at King George Hospital organised a small celebration to mark the 63rd birthday of Covid-19 patient Anilkumar Patel, complete with cake, a card, and a rendition of Happy Birthday.

With under a month to go, young people are preparing to go back to school.

A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

A NHS doctor who saw the devastating effects of coronavirus first-hand has been inspired to make a documentary about pandemics to sound the alarm for the next one.

A Woodford Green care home has created an outdoor visiting area to allow its residents to see family and friends once again.

Over the past five months, the UK has lost ability to balance risk.

The Covid-19 outbreak means life for everyone has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new rules?

A London-wide campaign to raise awareness of Covid-19 testing and contact tracing has launched in Redbridge.


The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

When the pandemic hit, Angel Supermarket in Ilford decided to support the local community by launching an online supermarket - an initiative of Angel Supermarket.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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