Coronavirus

COVID-19 Pandemic Survival Guide For Older People

Positive Ageing In London has put together this Survival Guide for older people living in London. The guide consists of useful information collated from around the internet, some of which has been shared amongst the PAiL community and committee members in previous newsletters and campaigns. It is created to provide a directory of useful links with tips and guides that assist older people during this immensely challenging pandemic period. The guide is broken down into…

LET’S GET LONDON’S RECOVERY FROM COVID RIGHT

Tim Whitaker on PAiL’s Executive reflects on the prospects of London’s Recovery Plan for genuinely helping older Londoners. If London’s recovery is to be real, we need to know more about older Londoners in the pandemic and do more for them in recovery. London’s recovery planning is proceeding at pace yet equally older Londoners expectations are increasing that the London Recovery Plan will help to  make London an Age Friendly City.  Covid has had a…

Older Londoners – forgotten and being left behind?

Now we’re approaching a serious second wave of Covid we need to be ready for a harsh winter facing older people. This challenge is against a backdrop of persistent calls to lock older people away so the rest of society can get moving. But what are the lessons from what happened earlier this year and are we prepared to help older people in the coming months.   Key is how did older people fare during…

The Impact of Covid-19 on Older Londoners is Continuing

COVID has had a dramatic effect on older Londoners, not just the tragic death toll, but the continuing acute challenges to health and wellbeing and independent living which will be heightened with a second lockdown. Many older people have major worries about catching Covid, are suffering from health issues, and experience loneliness and isolation. London data from Independent Age reveals 60 per cent of older Londoners were anxious or worried about the impact Covid was…

A Review of The Impact of Covid-19 on the Elderly

Without a doubt, age is one of the clearest and most obvious area of ‘protective’ concerns. Data obtained from Public Health England (PHE) on cases and deaths by regions, local authorities by age and gender paints a bleak outlook with respect to those most impacted on23. As Fig 7 below shows, the deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for COVID-19 at time of death, shows that London…

TfL Launches its Face Covering Exemption Badge

This morning, TfL launched its Face Covering Exemption Badge. We introduced a downloadable exemption card for the small number of customers who are not required by law to wear face coverings earlier this year. However, we recognise that for some wearing a badge might make it easier for to them be identified as exempt, and so have introduced one to give our customers that option. This approach was also taken for the hugely successful Please…

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