You will have heard that infection rates are increasing rapidly throughout the capital and that the whole of London, including Croydon, is now a tier 2 area - with the local alert level currently at HIGH. This means new rules are in place to reduce the rate of transmission and keep Croydon safe.

The key change is:

You must not socialise with anybody other than members of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place, including pubs and restaurants.

You can still meet with other households outside, in gardens or outdoor spaces, providing everyone maintains a 2-metre distance and sticks to the ‘rule of six’

Click HERE for a useful guide to the new measures and how it affects us all along with a video from Croydon’s Director of Public Health, Rachel Flowers, calling on all residents to follow the new guidance to protect our communities and save lives. 

Please continue to:

  • Keep your distance
  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a face covering
  • Rule of six – do not meet in groups larger than six (see further guidance for your setting)
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms you must self-isolate while you arrange a test, or if you are advised to because you have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Croydon Coronavirus Data

For Croydon’s current local alert level and the latest data on confirmed cases of COVID-19 and deaths in Croydon click HERE

 

Outbreak Control Plan

Croydon’s local outbreak control plan outlines five steps to prevent, control and manage COVID-19 incidents and outbreaks. It describes our local whole system approach and has been developed with a wide range of stakeholders and overseen by Croydon COVID-19 Health Protection Board. It is regularly updated with the latest guidance and support documents – Click HERE

 

Keep Croydon Safe - Campaign Resources

We have created a range of resources to support you in amplifying the key messages in the community. The campaign toolkit includes static and animated social media assets, short explainer videos on rule of six, hands, face and space and self-isolation, video scripts and newsletter text. It is regularly updated with the latest guidance. Please get in touch if you would like support with localising any of these messages, producing translated versions or alternative formats. Contact Corinne Snow, Senior Communications and Engagement Officer on corinne.snow@croydon.gov.uk.

Please continue to support the campaign by sharing and liking our TwitterFacebook and Instagram posts and spread the message by using the hashtag #KeepCroydonSafe to help us to reinforce these vital messages in our communities.

Thank you for your support.

Rachel Flowers
Director of Public Health

28.10.20