News for South Wimbledon Residents from your Labour Councillors Ben Butler and Eleanor Stringer
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Staying Safe in South Wimbledon
Coronavirus update

Since we last wrote to you, there is only one thing that has been forefront of our minds - protecting ourselves, families and residents from the impact of coronavirus. We have been working with officers, charities, councillors from across parties, residents and others on this. We would like to thank all those who are working and volunteering to get us through this crisis. 

Here we provide some quick updates on how to stay safe and help out. The official guidance is constantly changing - please do pay attention to updated Government advice. But for now the best thing that you can do is:

STAY AT HOME. Don't see anyone from outside your household. If you must* go out, stay 2 metres away from others. And remember to wash your hands frequently. 

*The Government says that the only reasons to leave the house are for short exercise once per day, food shopping as infrequently as possible, medical needs/to help others, critical travel to work.

Merton's Coronavirus website for updates on support and services:

Do you need help?
If you should be completely self-isolating - for whatever reason (someone in household has coronavirus symptoms; age or underlying health conditions puts you at greater risk) - please do seek help from others so you can remain at home. 

You can call the MVSC line above, particularly if you are struggling financially or have additional needs. Or contact us and we can put you in touch with the most appropriate charity, or with local residents keen to help through Mutual Aid groups. 
Update on Merton services
Many Council services have closed down face to face operations, to protect residents and staff. This includes the Civic Centre, leisure centres, libraries and day centres. Playgrounds have had to be closed, parks remain open but should only be used as part of your daily exercise and take care to stay at least 2 metres away from any other users. 

Our core care and safeguarding services are still operating. For detailed information about which services have closed or shifted to online delivery, visit:

We know this is an incredibly tough time for our many small business  are trying to implement the Government's business support schemes as quicly as possible - please see here for information:
That's all for now. Please do look after yourselves and others, but do so safely. For example, dropping off shopping to anyone, leave it at their door and then stand well back. 

Do forward this email to any interested neighbours - they can sign up directly here. And do like our Facebook page for more regular updates. 

Do please email or call us if there's anything else we can help with. 

Our last newsletter is available to read here: February 2020 
If you need help or have a question we are only a phone call away
Cllr Eleanor Stringer, 07951 441118
Cllr Ben Butler,  07969 088 646

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