This special edition of Around Ealing is the second mini-issue entirely related to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on local services and local people. You can view it in interactive and PDF formats below.
In his introduction, the leader of the council Julian Bell wrote: “The lockdown continues, until it is safe to relax restrictions any further. It has been hard for everyone and I would like to thank all of you for staying at home and saving lives. Please keep it up by staying at home as much as possible.
“On behalf of everyone at the council, I would like to send my deepest condolences to the families, work colleagues and friends of local people who have passed away because of coronavirus.
“It is always difficult to lose someone close to you, but this is a particularly hard time to experience bereavement. I refer anyone in this situation to page 10 of this magazine for some potential sources of support. It is important to try not to cope alone.”
He goes on to say: “Even when lockdown rules are hopefully eased over the summer, life will not simply return to what it was before. This is likely to be the case for the foreseeable future.
“Social distancing measures are still in place and we all need to play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. We must stay at home as much as possible and, if we do go out, keep a safe two-metre distance from other people at all times.
“One of the things that will remain different for some time is travelling. With social distancing difficult on public transport and services not likely to be running at full capacity, a switch to more walking and cycling will be an important part of the recovery process.”
The magazine also looks at the help being provided through, and by, the community; at financial help available for residents and businesses; and at job opportunities; and more.