March 24, 2020
Wandsworth Council understands that all residents, businesses and visitors in Nine Elms are concerned about coronavirus and would like to reassure you that the council is monitoring the situation closely and coordinating with Public Health England.
The Government has now introduced new measures to reduce day-to-day contact with people and reduce the spread of Coronavirus. This involves:
Every resident in the UK must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
There is information for council housing tenants on the Wandsworth Council website.
Please only visit council offices in person if your visit is essential. Find out about visiting council offices and accessing services.
There are no plans to curtail or suspend refuse and recycling collections and these are continuing to operate as normal.
If you are displaying coronavirus symptoms, personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your own room. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin including communal bins. Please do not put used/unused paper tissues in your blue box.
All events organised by Wandsworth Council, or scheduled to be held on council property, are cancelled or postponed.
This includes events and activities at the ROSE community clubroom on Ascalon Street, festivals, external workshops, fundraising, sporting activities, community bookings in parks and weddings.
Local schools have closed to most pupils – but will remain open for the children of ‘key workers’ plus those with special needs and others with vulnerabilities. The Government says that children who are eligible for free school meals will be given food vouchers as part of a national scheme to be introduced. Find out more about support for families and children in Wandsworth.
The borough’s network of libraries, leisure and sports centres have now closed until further notice.
The Chancellor has set out a package of measures to support public services, people and business through disruption caused by COVID-19. Read about support on gov.uk
Visit Wandsworth Council’s ‘Support for businesses’ webpage to find out more about support for businesses, business rates and cash grants, statutory sick pay, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and tax payment holidays.
The Council is working hard to put in place the measures allowing Business Rate support to be available to local businesses and will be updating the advice on Wandsworth Council’s Business Rates webpages as soon as possible.
The Work Match offices have been closed until further notice however the Work Match team are still working with employers who have vacancies and residents looking for work.
If you have queries or would like guidance on work or training, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a business in Vauxhall, Vauxhall One will be adapting their plans and tactics to best provide the service you need, so please contact CEO Bernard Collier at email@example.com with any views on how Vauxhall One can support you. You can also follow on Twitter @VauxhallOne for live updates on Lambeth business related news and Vauxhall One activity.
If you have received the 2020 bill for BID levy payments and need to discuss the option of restructuring your payments to ease the financial pressure during this time, get in touch with CEO Bernard Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wandsworth Council works with a network of voluntary organisations who help different sectors of society in need.
If you live in the Lambeth part of Nine Elms or Vauxhall, visit the Lambeth Council coronavirus webpage for local information.
Nine Elms is directly served by trains to Battersea Park, Vauxhall and Queenstown Road as well as a bus network.
We urge you not to use public transport for anything other than essential travel.