Latest information

During these exceptional times, we will be doing everything we can to support Hackney’s voluntary and community sector and local communities. We will be sharing key information and guidance through our websites, social media and e-news.

If you need to get in touch please email:


Stay at home 

* Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
* Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
* Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus. Full guidance on staying at home and away from others. Read more

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19​. The Government has published the guidance for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Read more

Key links

Coronavirus – the symptoms and what you should do

The following information is provided so that you know about the symptoms of the virus and provides details of some common sense measures you can take.

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness, and are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. The virus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. The good news is that viruses like Coronavirus cannot live outside the body for long.

Read more on the NHS website – click here.

Hackney CVS – working remotely to support you

In line with the latest advice from the government and to protect ourselves and the people in our community, our offices are now closed to the public as of Tuesday 17 March. We will be continuing our work remotely and we will be publishing further updates as soon as possible.