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Covid-19 hub

Croydon BID is fully committed to supporting your business and our community in this incredibly challenging time. In this ever changing situation, we are working hard to help ensure a coordinated local response to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as representing your businesses as a collective voice in the comprehensive, long-term strategy and planning.
We’ve collated key resources in this section to help you and your business find relevant, up to date information fast. Categories include: Advice and Guidance, Business Support, Financial Resources and Transport.
 
Alongside our News section, our Croydon BID Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, we will keep this section updated with useful resources.
 
We also have “Useful Links” in the right hand box for quick navigation to key government advice, guidance and support.
 
We are focused on making a difference, offering you and your business the support, when you need it, as we work through the challenges together
 
If you or your business need any support from Croydon BID at any time, please contact us.

Croydon BID: Hospitality & Leisure Reopening Guide

Croydon BID has created a useful guide to help hospitality and Leisure businesses open safely and securely from 4th July 2020.
1st July 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

Govia Thameslink Railway Advice for Employers

GTR have provided comprehensive guidance for employers to help alleviate unnecessary pressure on the trains.
26th June 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

Reopening your business safely: Gov.UK Tool

This simple, user-friendly tool helps to get you the tailored advice your business needs to reopen safely, quickly and effectively.
Advice and guidance, Business support
Link

Pubs, Restaurants, Takeaways New Government Advice 23rd June 2020

With the news that pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars can reopen on the 4th July, here's the UK government's new advice.
24th June 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

Statement from Croydon BID 26th May

Now that restrictions are being eased, like many towns and cities, we are focussing on the ‘release’ phase, which will re-open Croydon.
26th May 2020 Advice and guidance

Croydon BID Reopening Croydon Town Centre

Croydon BID is working in partnership with Croydon Council with the aim of reopening Croydon town centre, creating a safe and secure space for people to move freely with confidence and ease.
22nd May 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

Croydon BID: A Practical Guide for Business for Reopening

Croydon BID has prepared a practical guide to support you and your business as you put in place the steps required to reopen your business with particular emphasis on the planning considerations.
21st May 2020 Advice and guidance, Business support
Pdf

Covid-19 Queue Management Guidance

Working in partnership, Croydon BID and Croydon Council have created guidance notes on how to effectively manage queues under social distancing within the town centre.
20th May 2020 Advice and guidance, Business support
Pdf

Croydon BID: Business Toolkit

Croydon BID has created a one stop shop of resources including signage for your business, whatever sector you work in alongside a Covid-19 Secure Checklist poster which all businesses must display. These are FREE to download for any business.
20th May 2020 Advice and guidance, Business support
Pdf

Croydon BID: PPE Guidance for Businesses

In collaboration with Croydon Council, Croydon BID has produced guidance for businesses on procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
20th May 2020 Advice and guidance, Business support
Pdf

Transport for London Briefing

This toolkit sets out TfL’s latest travel advice for businesses, as well as sharing some tips for planning to return to work in the longer term.
20th May 2020 Transport
Pdf

Croydon BID Financial Support Infographic

We collated key financial support information and created this downloadable, interactive infographic with external, up-to-date links, to help you find the relevant information.
30th April 2020 Business support, Financial resources
Pdf

Croydon BID Vinyl Floor Decal "Keep Your Distance"

Croydon BID's own vinyl floor stickers that are available to our Croydon BID members. Please contact keely.dench@croydonbid.com if you would like some.
12th June 2020 Business support
Pdf

Transport for London Briefing for Retail

TfL has created a special briefing for retail businesses, in preparation for reopening of many shops on the 15th June.
12th June 2020 Transport
Pdf

Public Health England Legionella Advice

Dormant water systems have a higher risk of Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionella disease (10% of cases are fatal). As many businesses reopen, it is essential that they review the water system management. This is especially important for: gyms, sports clubs, hairdressers, dental practices, hotels and office buildings (esp. with shower facilities).
10th June 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This allows all UK employers with employees on PAYE to designate those employees as ‘furloughed workers’ as per Government guidance.
9th June 2020 Business support, Financial resources

Bounce Back Loans

Businesses have been able to apply for government-guaranteed loans between £2,000 and £50,000 from the 4th May 2020. These don’t have any interest or fees for the first 12 months.
9th June 2020 Business support, Financial resources

London Growth Hub

The London Growth Hub has launched a new portal to support London-based businesses and employers to manage and mitigate their exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Business support
Link

Croydon Council - Business Support

Find out about local business rates and relief schemes, advice for self-employed, and other financial support
Business support, Financial resources
Link

Health & Safety Executive

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check out the latest updates from the Health and Safety Executive to support your business.
Business support
Link

Fire Safety Guidance: Returning to Work

The London Fire Brigade has published a guide for businesses on returning to work safely, including the checks that should be made.
9th June 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

UKHospitality

Up-to-date Coronavirus information for the UK hospitality industry.
Business support
Link

Hospitality Post Covid Playbook

An easy-to-digest presentation from the widely trusted Flow Hospitality company, with useful info, case studies and interesting ideas for restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs.
9th June 2020 Advice and guidance
Pdf

British Retail Consortium

The BRC’s Coronavirus Hub has been created to help retailers through these unprecedented, challenging times
Business support
Link

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure

The CPNI COVID-19 Workplace Actions campaign is a behaviour change/Security Awareness campaign. This includes a free toolkit, including printable guidance.
Business support
Link

Network Rail’s Consultation on East Croydon Station Is Open

Network Rail is proposing to upgrade the Brighton Main Line to provide more reliable, more frequent and faster services. This includes the redevelopment of East Croydon station.
3rd June 2020 Transport

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