Covid-19 - info and updates 27/03/20

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

The latest, consolidated headlines, guidelines, updates and signposting for local and central support

The current headlines:


  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

The ONLY reasons you may leave home:


  • To shop for groceries, medicine and other essentials (infrequently)

  • To exercise outside (once a day) - no more than 2 people per household

  • To provide care or help a vulnerable persons

  • For any medical need

*** Did you know that viruses can remain for up to three days on metal bars? This puts people at risk of contracting Coronavirus – stay safe and please refrain from using outdoor gyms and playgrounds ***

New government measures

Coronavirus Bill (HC Bill 122) including:

  • Emergency registration of health professionals

  • Temporary registration of social workers

  • Emergency volunteers

  • Health service indemnification

  • Investigatory powers

  • Food supply

NHS and government health advice advice

Local and central government advice and updates


  • latest health advice

  • closures

  • service changes

  • housing benefit and council tax

  • advice for local businesses

  • the actions [Lewisham] are taking to support the local economy

  • coronavirus (COVID-19) scams Advice for businesses, SMEs and sole traders/the self-employed: Volunteer! Lambeth

General information and guidance Crowdfund Lambeth - support for communities during Covid-19 pandemic Central government

Support - financial and community

Self-employment and Universal Credit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) How do I get the government £3,000 coronavirus grant? How do I apply for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan? If you're struggling with living costs: What to do if you need emergency help with money and food:

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