Local Business Community Resources Covid-19

from Fri 20 March 2020 until further notice

In the interests of speed, we are making the front page of the SE19Lates website available as a temporary information hub for businesses and local services dealing with the impact of Coronavirus / Covid-19.

This page gives businesses easy access to key information and resources available from local authorities.

Please use this UK Central Government link (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus) for the latest UK-wide directives, including social distance guidelines.

This also includes links to the latest advice on employment and financial support and other important information for businesses.

The specific area for BUSINESS updates and support can now be found here (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support)

Subscribe to UK central government daily e-bulletin for businesses here

Contact your local authorities with questions


Put safety first

A useful BBC Science article on safety precautions you can take for home-deliveries and take-aways (27 March 2020).

West Norwood BID (Station-to-Station) has produced helpful resources on social distancing and community protection for small retail businesses (18 April).

New UK government-issued safety in workplace guidelines issued for multiple settings including shops, food outlets, offices, in-home services and home delivery (11 May)


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Support our local businesses and services

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We hope to be back online soon with more updates from our Crystal Palace high streets. If you'd like to get involved, help or contribute a short article email info@se19lates.com.


Lockdown Listings

Growing list of businesses and services serving our community


Thank you

Thank you to the local creative talent contributing to the development of this free community resource.

Matt Bannister (logo)

Natasa Blagojevic (web design)

Anna Jacobs (flyer)


Council contacts for local businesses

Key points of contact for Covid-19 support, based on the London borough location of your business.

All these linked resources are being kept updated regularly by local authorities.

Croydon Economic development​

Contact: economicdevelopment@croydon.gov.uk

Council general advice link

Council business advice: 


Subscribe to Croydon business e-bulletin for important updates.


Contact: Economic Development unit

John Bennett (Head of Economic Inclusion) jbennett7@lambeth.gov.uk 

Nabeel Khan (Director Economic Development)  nkhan@lambeth.gov.uk

Council general advice web link

Lambeth business advice

Sign up to Lambeth e-bulletin 


Contact: business@bromley.gov.uk 

Council general advice link

Advice for businesses link

Use the business link to sign up for e-bulletin updates.

If you cannot find the information you need on Bromley website, please call new Bromley COVID-19 business assistance line: 020 8313 4897.  The line is open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm.

Other boroughs

If your business is registered in Southwark or Lewisham, please refer to those local authority websites.

Southwark business and employer support

Lewisham business and local economy advice

To request support & advice from your local ward Councillor, look them up at


London-wide support for business

Businesses: this is a recommended support resource for you with useful links  https://www.growthhub.london/covid-19-coronavirus-support-for-businesses-and-employers/

Mayor of London "Pay It Forward" scheme - a free crowdfunding platform for small businesses launched 20 April 2020

Nationwide support for business

Federation of Small Businesses is lobbying and offering many useful services to non-members (including self-employed)

Special Covid-19 service / FAQs via Federation of Small Businesses/FSB 

Subscribe to FSB newsletter.


Other community resources for SE19 and area

Grassroots / Volunteer led

Local finance advice

A local Facebook group has been set-up to share latest news on financial support/relief for small businesses/self-employed in Crystal Palace.

Mutual Aid

In common with many local areas, Crystal Palace has set up a Covid-19 Mutual Aid network via Facebook, where individuals can offer assistance or request support.

Access Crystal Palace COVID-19 Mutual Aid group.

Community links

Friends of Gipsy Hill are maintaining a helpful list of community resources across all five local boroughs.


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