New Government Lockdown Measures for Croydon


From Saturday 17 October, Croydon and Bromley are to be placed on Tier 2 (High Alert) covid-19 lockdown measures.

The rules for Tier 2 (High Alert) lockdown measures are as follows:

You may not meet in a group of more than six people, indoors or outdoors, unless you’re in a larger household or a support bubble.

You are not allowed to meet socially with people you do not live with indoors – this includes private homes, as well as pubs or restaurants.

You can still meet friends and family outdoors, but only in a group of up to six people.

People in support bubbles can go on meeting as before and informal childcare may also be provided.

Pubs, bars and restaurants must close by 10.00pm.


If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), ask for a test to check if you have the virus.

Download the new NHS Covid-19 app

Planning Report – October 2020

To find out the latest news on what is being planned in your local area, check out our latest Planning Report with up-to-date information on Planning Applications including developments in:

  • Ash Tree Close
  • Land to the Rear of Shirley Inn Public House
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Potters Close
  • Sandrock Pub
  • Shirley Avenue
  • Shirley Road and Woodmere Avenue.

With additional updates on our Planning Complaints; our request for a formal change to policy for the ‘Shirley Focussed Intensification’ Area; information and useful links for the new Government White Paper Consultation – Planning for the Future and what to expect from the next stages of the Croydon Plan Review.

Also, take a look at the MORA Planning App, which gives you an easy way to track all the current and recent planning applications within the MORA area. It’s simple to use and free for you to access.

NHS Covid-19 App

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free, is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy.

Anyone aged 16 and over is being asked to install the app on to their smartphone.

The app instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus. It also has a check-in scanner to alert owners if a venue they have visited is found to be an outbreak hotspot.

The app is available for smartphones only – not tablets, smartwatches or other devices.

To get started, go to Android’s Google Play or Apple’s App Store and search for “NHS Covid-19“.

The handsets must have Android 6.0 (released in 2015) or iOS 13.5 (released in May 2020) and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. That excludes the iPhone 6 and older versions of Apple’s handsets.