Message from Rachel Flowers, Director of Public Health (Croydon)

New restrictions – Staying Safe

Covid-19 infection rates are rising rapidly across the UK and Croydon is no exception. You can find the latest local data here.

The national restrictions mean that, everyone must stay at home. This means:

  • Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education, work or to escape injury or harm
  • You must work from home if you can
  • Avoid travel unless essential
  • Schools and essential shops will remain open
  • You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.

For the full list of restrictions and the latest guidance, visit is vital that everyone continues to follow the NHS guidance on hands, face space.

You can find communication materials to support with getting the message out to our communities in our Keep Croydon Safe toolkit. You can share these resources via your social media channels, websites, e-newsletters and WhatsApp groups.

Lockdown guidance

Croydon’s public health team have produced a summary of how the guidance applies to various settings alongside details of activities that are affected – click HERE to access it. If you have any further queries regarding how lockdown affects your setting or services contact the team at

The NHS is still open

Please help us spread the word that the NHS is still open for everyone and it is vital to continue to seek NHS advice, support, and treatment for non-Covid related illnesses and health concerns. Our colleagues at NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning Group (SWL CCG) and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust have created an excellent toolkit to promote the message on your channels - please share widely.

Thank you again for your continued support in protecting our communities.

Rachel Flowers
Croydon’s Director of Public Health