Covid resources

Stay alert: Many businesses are reopening and the shopping streets are getting busy again. The government want people to return to work but transport options require careful thought. Coronavirus remains a potent threat to us all, so remember to distance and use face coverings in confined spaces. Be responsible and stay informed:

On this page

Updated 5 September 2020

  • 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

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

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/