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.
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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to browse or list a local business. Listings include pharmacies, food / essentials, community services and other local businesses operating online, via home-delivery or safe social distancing collection services.
You can search, browse by category or look at the map.
It's locally managed, self-service and free for businesses and local services to list.
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
Council general advice link
Council business advice:
Contact: Economic Development unit
Nabeel Khan (Director Economic Development) firstname.lastname@example.org
Council general advice web link
Lambeth business advice
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.
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.
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.
Friends of Gipsy Hill are maintaining a helpful list of community resources across all five local boroughs.