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COVID-19 guidance for residents and businesses in Nine Elms

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Published on
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.

Read government advice on what to do if you or someone close to you is feeling unwell.

Stay at home

The Government’s measures to reduce day-to-day contact with people are to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This involves:

  • Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes such as shopping for essential items and exercise once a day
  • Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
  • Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

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.

Visit the Wandsworth Council website for guidance and information on accessing local services at this time.

Council services in Nine Elms

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.

Help for business and employees

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

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.

Wandsworth Council is processing grants support for those local businesses eligible for small business rate relief or retail discount relief. If your business is eligible, fill out the online form to contact Wandsworth Council.

If your business is in Lambeth, visit the Lambeth Council website.

Work Match

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.

Work Match can help you if you are a business needing to recruit quickly or a resident looking for work or training – email

Vauxhall One

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 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

Find out about government advice and support for individuals and businesses on


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.

Schools and libraries

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.

Read full updates for residents and businesses at

Volunteering your time

Wandsworth Council works with a network of voluntary organisations who help different sectors of society in need.

Find out more about how you or your organisation can volunteer

Sign up for Wandsworth Council’s email newsletter for latest council news

Lambeth services and guidance

If you live in the Lambeth part of Nine Elms or Vauxhall, visit the Lambeth Council coronavirus webpage for local information.

Travel to and from Nine Elms

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.

Check for updates and travel guidance.

Check South Western Railway website for train services

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