Covid resources

Updated 14 November 2020

Coronavirus remains a potent threat to us all. We should treat the government guidance as minimum standards, so remember to stay at home as much as possible, distance and sanitise properly, and use face coverings in confined spaces. Be responsible and stay informed:

On this page

  • Local advice and resources from Lambeth, Brixton BID and links to local self-help groups
  • Regional advice and resources from the mayor of London and Metropolitan Police
  • National advice from the government, NHS and Public Health England
  • Volunteering: Advice on staying safe
  • Crime resources: Domestic abuse and scams
  • Pandemic statistics: International national and local

Lambeth helpline for anyone over 18 in need of access to food and medicines through My Community Gateway0333 360 3700

Lambeth main information page for people needing help https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/get-support-for-yourself-or-a-vulnerable-person/urgent-assistance

Volunteers wanted?

Team Lambeth was set up at the onset of the first Coronavirus lockdown, to co-ordinate the registration of volunteers.  Over 1500 people signed up to volunteer within the community, from a range of skills and backgrounds.  Basic identity checks have been carried out, though you might have to organise further checks for some roles.  Any community organisation in Lambeth is able to advertise opportunities to this pool of volunteers – enquiries to Ellie Munari, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Healthwatch Lambeth on 07 729 624 229 or e-mail to  ellie.munari@healthwatchlambeth.org.uk

Brixton Business Improvement District news and resources

Lambeth Dashboardsee if infections are rising, and how (PDF updated weekly)

Local and street level self help groups as compiled by Brixton Buzz in May  http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/03/lambeth-coronavirus-full-listing-of-local-whatsapp-support-groups/

GLA / Mayor of London advice on re-opining, face coverings, distancing etc. https://www.london.gov.uk/coronavirus

Public Transport – TFL – face coverings and exemptions National Rail – face coverings and exemptions

Metropolitan Police advice and information

NHS advice and information on symptoms, testing and tracing, people at higher risk, self isolation, distancing and taking part in research

Public Health Englandinformation and reports, including daily statistics and weeks surveillance report

PHE interactive map – find out the latest case statistics at ward level

PoliticsHome interactive map – check which areas are under which restrictions

Health & Safety Executive – information on adapting workplaces to be Covid-secure

Government advice and latest information including support for jobs, local lockdowns, re-opening of schools, international travel, driving, and what to do if someone dies

NCVO – advice on volunteering

World Health Organisation advice for the public and technical guidance

Crime Resources

Domestic Abuse – links and advice

If in danger, call the national helpline 0800 2000 247  https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/  (In severe / immediately life threatening situations only: call 999 followed by a cough or tapping 55 to activate a tracing service)

Metropolitan Police advice – https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/c19/coronavirus-covid-19/domestic-abuse/

The Gaia Centre gives Lambeth residents free, confidential, practical and emotional support by phone or email – whatever’s safest – 020 7733 8724 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) email lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk

Scams and cybercrime

The National Cyber Security Centre has recently removed thousands of online scams and hundreds of fake shops selling Covid related items. They have set up a national service for reporting online scams: email to report@phishing.gov.uk

Further advice on avoiding cybercrime

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/public-urged-to-flag-covid-19-threats-new-campaign

https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/

Coronavirus Statistics

World Health Organization Situation Reports  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Worldometer counts – This site tracks population statistics from governments around the world, including of the pandemic https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

UK Government data, with regional and local authority area statistics – https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

PHE interactive map – find out the latest case statistics at ward level

PoliticsHome interactive map – check which areas are under Level 1/2/3 restrictions