Covid-19

Covid-19 Useful Information

Last updated: 12:00, 6 April 2020


The following information is intended to be helpful for residents, local businesses and organisations in Kingston & Surbiton, and my team and I will endeavour to keep it as up-to-date as possible.

If you have any other questions about Covid-19 which aren't answered below or on the following pages, please email me at edward.davey.mp@parliament.uk.

Note: I can only respond to people living within my Kingston & Surbiton constituency. If you live in Richmond Park constituency, please contact Sarah Olney MP at office@saraholneymp.org.uk.

Remember to follow the Government's advice: Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Click here to open our Local Directory.


NHS and NHS 111

Visit the NHS website to find out more about the Covid-19 virus, its symptoms and how to seek medical advice. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, do not go to A&E or your GP. Please use the NHS 111's online symptom checker which will tell you the next steps you should take, or call 111.

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/


UK Government

The Government has information about the risk of Covid-19 as well as the number of cases in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Kingston Council

Kingston Council have information about the Borough's response to Covid-19, along with updates from the Leader of the Council.

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/coronavirus

Along with Kingston Voluntary Action (KVA) and Volunteering Kingston, Kingston Council are also co-ordinating the volunteering efforts within the borough. You can sign-up to help and volunteer, in a safe, responsible manner from the following site.

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/kingstonstrongertogether

Kingston Council have launched a hotline and online service for people who need help during the Covid-19 crisis and will coordinate with organisations borough-wide.

You can submit a request for help for yourself or on behalf of someone else by clicking here.

Or you can call them on 020 8547 5000.


Citizens Advice Kingston

Citizens Advice Kingston have a dedicated webpage with further information, available by clicking here.


Covid-19 Blog (previously Frequently Asked Questions)

The situation continues to develop so quickly that we're currently unable to keep the FAQ page up-to-date. However, I've started a blog which you might find useful in it's place, with a daily update.

https://www.eddavey.org/covid-19_blog


Getting and Offering Help in Kingston

Getting help

Kingston Council have launched a hotline and online service for people who need help during the Covid-19 crisis and will coordinate with organisations borough-wide.

You can submit a request for help for yourself or on behalf of someone else by clicking here.

Or you can call them on 020 8547 5000.

Volunteering

Anyone wanting to volunteer Along with Kingston Voluntary Action (KVA) and Volunteering Kingston, Kingston Council are also co-ordinating the volunteering efforts within the borough. You can sign-up to help and volunteer, in a safe, responsible manner from the following site.

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/kingstonstrongertogether

Local Businesses & Organisations Offering Support

Local businesses and organisations across the borough are offering services to help. Check out the directory to help support.

https://www.eddavey.org/covid-19_local_directory


Local Businesses

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Kingston Chamber of Commerce have informed their members that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Load Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders. It's designed to support SMEs who don't meet a lender's normal lending requirements for a fully commercial loan but who are considered viable in the long term.

Note: The borrower will remain liable for 100% of the debt. The CBILS guarantee is to the lender, not the SME (the borrower).

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/


Schools

Dept. of Education Helping

Department of Education has launched a helpline for teachers, parents and young people to answer questions about on Covid-19 in relation to education. it can be accessed by telephone or email.

0800 046 8687
DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk


Finances

Money Saving Expert

Money Saving Expert have some useful information should your finances be affected by Covid-19. have some useful information regarding financial issues caused by the Covid-19.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/3


Travel

TfL

TfL advise that public transport should only be used for essential journeys. London buses will operate fewer services, but the night bus network will still be running. Make sure you check before you travel.

https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/coronavirus-covid-?intcmp=62419

South Western Railway

South Western Railway (SWR) are urging people to travel for essential journeys only. From Monday, 23 March they will also be reducing the number of services they're running. Make sure you check before you travel.

https://www.southwesternrailway.com/travelling-with-us/coronavirus-travel-information