The seven-day coronavirus infection rate remained low in Barnet as more lockdown restrictions were lifted.

There were 30 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in the week to April 1, more than three weeks after schools opened their doors to all pupils and days after rules on outdoor socialising were relaxed on March 29.

It was a small increase on the 27 cases per 100,000 people recorded in Barnet in the previous seven days.

The worst-affected part of the borough was Colindale, which saw 13 new cases of the virus.

The latest update from Barnet Council, published on Tuesday, reveals there have been no Covid-19 cases reported in care home residents since March 4, which it describes as a “significant improvement”.

No care home staff have tested positive for the virus in the last seven days, the update adds.

It states that there have been 37 cases linked to schools in the last week, with 989 students currently isolating, according to the Department for Education schools helpline data.

Areas with fewer than three cases of Covid-19 in the seven days to April 1 were:

  • Mill Hill Park
  • Copthall and Downage
  • North Hendon and Sunny Hill
  • Hendon Central
  • Hendon Park
  • Finchley Central
  • Brent Cross and Staples Corner
  • Golders Green South
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb
  • Fallow Corner
  • Church End
  • West Finchley
  • North Finchley
  • Woodside Park
  • Whetstone East
  • Friern Barnet
  • Colney Hatch
  • Osidge
  • Oak Hill
  • New Barnet Town and East Barnet
  • New Barnet West
  • Hadley Wood
  • High Barnet and Hadley
  • Totteridge and Barnet Gate

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the next stage of the lifting of lockdown restrictions will go ahead as planned on April 12.

It will see pubs, hairdressers, non-essential shops and gyms allowed to reopen – although hospitality venues will only be able to serve people outdoors.

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.