The seven-day coronavirus infection rate in Barnet remained among the lowest in London ahead of the second stage of lockdown lifting.

The borough saw 27 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in the week to March 25 – up only slightly from 24 cases per 100,000 the previous week.

It meant Barnet had the seventh-lowest rate in the capital more than two weeks after schools opened their doors to all pupils and days before a further easing of restrictions on March 29.

There were 24 areas with fewer than three cases of the virus:

  • Edgware Park
  • Edgware East
  • Edgware Central
  • Mill Hill Park
  • Mill Hill Broadway
  • Grahame Park
  • Hendon Park
  • Golders Green North
  • Golders Green South
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb
  • Finchley Central
  • Church End
  • Fallow Corner
  • North Finchley
  • Friern Barnet
  • Whetstone East
  • Woodside Park
  • Oakleigh Park
  • Osidge
  • Oak Hill
  • New Barnet Town and East Barnet
  • Hadley Wood
  • High Barnet and Hadley
  • Ducks Island and Underhill

Hendon Central was the worst-affected part of the borough, with nine new cases of Covid-19.

Stage two of lockdown lifting, which began on March 29, saw the end of the “stay at home” rule, outdoor socialising allowed between two households following the “rule of six” and outdoor sports facilities able to reopen.

Infection rate data is based on figures from Public Health England published on the Government’s online coronavirus dashboard. It is subject to slight variations, as the figures are continually updated.

To protect individuals’ identities, exact numbers are not provided for areas with fewer than three cases of the virus.