Statement from the BID and Haringey Business Alliance (HBA)

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Wood Green BID and Haringey Business Alliance urge all to stay at home unless it is really essential for you to travel or shop.

In recent days, the Prime Minister has told us all to stay at home and to limit our journeys outside of our homes.  Over the last week, footfall across London has rapidly dropped by nearly 45% while in Wood Green during the same period, it has only dropped by 14%.

Footfall counters in Wood Green register daily amount of people within the town centre

While the Business Improvement District would usually see this as a positive thing, in the climate we find ourselves we need to strongly urge people to stay away from Wood Green and other Town Centres unless they need essential food, household goods or medical supplies.

Transport for London staff at Wood Green and Turnpike Lane stations are also asking for those who do not need to travel to stay away from public transport as this is putting unnecessary strain on the service.  

The BID would also like to urge all those who are providing takeaway services from cafes, restaurants or their outlets to only provide a delivery service where at all possible and take orders over the phone or online.

We urge people to follow the Government’s instructions to not a be in groups of more than two persons.  Please stay at home to save lives and to protect the NHS.  

Haringey Council’s Director of Public Health provided an important update on Covid-19 last night. That update is available here:

The BID and other business associations around Haringey are working with the Council to support local businesses throughout this period. For the latest updates, please visit

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