The Delta variant is spreading fast with infection rates in Hackney as high as last November. 

If you have not already received your COVID-19 vaccine, please book an appointment now - it's the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones. See here for the latest COVID-19 data in Hackney and see here to book your appointment.

You can also attend a local walk-in clinic for both your first and second jabs. The next walk-in clinic will be at the Pembury Community Centre (Atkins Square, E8 1FA) on Saturday 3 July from 12-4pm and Sunday 4 July from 12-4pm. See here for details about other walk-in clinics.

Also this week I was pleased to hold my first in-person town hall advice surgery after many months. The pilot went well so I am looking to resume normal service from the 12 July with social distancing and COVID-19 safety precautions in place. If you are able to contact me in other ways, please continue to do so as my advice surgeries surgeries are really important for people who do not have access to the internet or who, for other reasons, need to see me face to face.

I also visited the new Crossrail station at Tottenham Court Road and I called out the Government in the House of Commons over its use of WhatsApp and private emails to make spending decisions. See my round-up for further details.