Covid-19 Useful Information
Last updated: 14:15, 23 March 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. I've also set-up an FAQs page for common questions and answers which you can access by clicking here.
If you have any other questions about Covid-19 which aren't answered below or on the following pages, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Remember: Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
- Do not stockpile food
- Stay at home and avoid all social gatherings
- Limit travel to essential journeys only
- Work from home where you can
- Look out for your neighbours
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.
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.
The Government has information about the risk of Covid-19 as well as the number of cases in the UK.
Kingston Council have information about the Borough's response to Covid-19, along with updates from the Leader of the Council.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
For the most asked questions by my constituents, I've set-up an FAQs page.
Getting and Offering Help in Kingston
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.
Local Businesses & Organisations Offering Support
Local businesses and organisations across the borough are offering services to help. Check out the directory to help support.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.