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Enjoying a London park

Enjoying the London Marathon

21 April 2016

The annual event is on Sunday 24 April. There will be significant road closures along the route which starts in Greenwich and ends in The Mall. If you’re going to the Marathon, or visiting any of the nearby areas, it’s best to travel by Tube or train, as there will be significant road closures from 7am to 7pm on the day. 

Weather and flooding

Met Office 

The weekend forecast is for cloudy, cool weather with some wind and rain at times. For a detailed weekend weather forecast, see the Met Office website

There are currently no weather alerts or warnings in force for London. View all weather Alerts and Warnings on the Met Office website.

Environment Agency 

There are currently no flood alerts or warnings in force for London.

The Live EA Flood Warnings Map has up to date information on river and tidal flooding.

Air Pollution

Air pollution levels are forecast to be Low.

 

Health

British Medical Association Junior Doctors’ Strike 26 and 27 April 2016

Junior doctors plan to strike from 8am to 5pm each day (26 and 27 April), including withdrawal of cover in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments. Essential care will be provided by senior staff. You can help the NHS cope by choosing the right service and attending A&E only if it is essential.

If you have a long-term health condition or you look after someone else it's important that you know what to do if you need the NHS during the industrial action. GP practices will be open as normal during the industrial action, but they may be busier than usual.

There’s also a range of other primary care services that can offer help, such as your pharmacist, dentist or optician. If you are pregnant, make sure you know how to contact your midwifery team if you need help or advice.

If you have a planned operation, procedure or outpatient appointment on a day when industrial action is taking place, your hospital will contact you if the appointment needs to be rearranged. If you have not been contacted by the hospital, check their website  or contact the hospital direct.

Patients already in hospital will continue to receive normal care, with senior staff covering for junior doctors. Inpatients will be told if any changes to their planned treatment are needed because of the strike.

If you need emergency care, Accident and Emergency departments will be open to deal with serious and life-threatening conditions.

 

Transport

Transport for London

If you’ll be anywhere near the London Marathon route on Sunday 24 April, plan your journey using Tube or train, as there’ll be road closures and bus diversions.

This weekend there’s planned part closures on the Northern, London Overground and DLR lines. For full details of all Transport for London services, see the TfL website

You can see the latest travel advice from London Heathrow and London City Airport here.

 

Terrorist Threat Levels

The threat levels are unchanged

  • International terrorism – Severe (an attack is highly likely)
  • Northern Ireland related terrorism to Great Britain – Moderate (an attack is possible but not likely)

 

Talk To Us

For more information about how London is preparing for emergencies, as well as useful advice on steps that you can take to protect yourself follow @LDN_prepared on twitter.

Susan, London Resilience Officer