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

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.

Latest Update from the DEMOC Campaign

Croydon Council have responded to their voters’ legitimate petition containing over 17,000 valid signatures and calling for the people to be given the choice next May.

The Council has the legal power to call a referendum on 6 May, the same day as the London Mayor and Assembly elections. That is the obvious day to have it because the extra cost would be minimal and if decided, a Mayor would be elected in May 2022 when the local Council elections take place.

The law gives the people the right to a referendum if 5% of voters demand one. In Croydon 5% is 13,788 voters. Although over 17,000 voters signed the petition, the Council Leadership refuses to use their legal powers to call the referendum in May.

It’s time for all Councillors to stand up for the people and make sure they are given the choice they demand in May 2021.

We are of course disappointed if not surprised by this decision.  We are clarifying some points with the Council and will keep you informed as events proceed.  We remain confident that sooner or later, the referendum will happen, and the people of Croydon will choose to have a mayor.

Getting the message out

We are still getting leaflets out in target areas.  We have the following leafleting sessions over the next couple of weeks in South Norwood/Selhurst.  Please join us in getting our leaflets out.  All sessions will socially distanced and we ask people to come and collect leaflets and maps, then go off in small groups.  We will also ask you to later confirm what roads you completed.

Sessions:
Tuesday 22-Sep 6:45pm
Meeting outside: The Clifton Arms  21 Clifton Rd, Selhurst, London SE25 6NJ

Sunday 27-Sep 11am
Meeting outside: The Cherry Tree  32 Station Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 5AG

Wednesday 30-Sep 6:45pm
Meeting outside: The Cherry Tree  32 Station Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 5AG

If you can, please come along and help us get the message out to the people of Croydon that we need a Democratically Elected Mayor!

Thanks for all your support.
LET’S MAKE THE COUNCIL LISTEN TO RESIDENTS

From: The Campaign for a Democratically Elected Mayor of Croydon

Croydon College and Coulsdon College welcome students back

Croydon College and Coulsdon College welcomed students back to the classroom as they embraced the ‘new normal’.

The Colleges have seen a rise in the number of applicants this year, with Coulsdon College now oversubscribed and only accepting students for next academic year 2021/22 and Croydon College also oversubscribed on most courses with just a few spaces left for those still looking to enrol this academic year.

Strict measures have been put in place to make the Colleges Covid Secure, ensuring all students and staff are safe while on site. With the Colleges also prepared to deliver an online learning offer should a lockdown occur again.

Induction videos were also created to allow new students the ability to learn about their new College, before stepping through the doors.

Caireen Mitchell, CEO and Principal, Croydon College: “It has been so nice to see students back in the building and embracing learning. The staff at the College have been exceptional and made sure that we were ready to both welcome students and keep our college community safe. We are very much looking forward to the next academic year and supporting all our students to achieve their potential.

Richard Beales, Principal, Coulsdon College: “We are so excited to be back in the classroom with the students, while offering them a safe learning environment as well as the ability to offer remote learning and support. To have had so many young people joining us this year has been a great pleasure and we look forward to seeing them grow and succeed during their time here.”

With students now back the Colleges are also looking forward to welcoming potential students for the next academic year with their Virtual Open Events taking place on:

Croydon College:

Wednesday 7th October 2020, 4.30pm – 7pm

Saturday 10th October 2020, 10am – 1pm 

 

Coulsdon College:

Saturday 10th October 2020, 10am – 1pm

Thursday 19th November 2020, 5.30pm – 8pm

Students will be able to speak to a variety of teaching staff to help them decide what course is for them with a range of options across the two Colleges including A-level, BTEC, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and distance learning.

To find out more about the courses available still for 2020 and the open days please go to:

www.croydon.ac.uk

www.coulsdon.ac.uk

DEMOC Campaign Update – September 2020

Getting the message out

The petition is now in and the campaign begins.  The next phase is to get the message out to all of Croydon on why we need a Democratically Elected Mayor.

The focus for now is getting leaflets out in target areas.  We have 4 leafleting sessions over the next couple of weeks in South Norwood/Selhurst.  Please join us in getting our leaflets out.  All sessions will socially distanced and we ask people to come and collect leaflets and maps, then go off in small groups.  We will also ask you to later confirm what roads you completed.

Sessions:
Sunday 20-Sep 11am
Meeting outside: The Clifton Arms  21 Clifton Rd, Selhurst, London SE25 6NJ

Tuesday 22-Sep 6:45pm
Meeting outside: The Clifton Arms  21 Clifton Rd, Selhurst, London SE25 6NJ

Sunday 27-Sep 11am
Meeting outside: The Cherry Tree  32 Station Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 5AG

Wednesday 30-Sep 6:45pm
Meeting outside: The Cherry Tree  32 Station Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 5AG

If you can, please come along and help us get the message out to the people of Croydon that we need a Democratically Elected Mayor!

Thanks for all your support.  Now let’s take our message to all of Croydon!