Bromley Public Updates

Posted on: March 26, 2020

As cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) steadily increase across Europe, and the UK risk level rises from moderate to high; Bromley BID is actively monitoring how these developments could impact our local community and the implications this may have on business operating capabilities.


If you are Bromley BID member, please see this page for specific business updates.


Get in touch if you would like us to put any of your marketing messages or new opening hours out on our social media channels to help promote your business during this period of uncertainty. For example, if you are a BID member offering a take away service or can do gift vouchers, delivery service or click & collect then let us know.

Find out more about what measures you can introduce to protect your employees and stakeholders against the spread of coronavirus by visiting the following trusted information providers:

The Government’s Response. Includes a detailed guide to the government’s response and includes recommended publications and specialist blogs.

- Guidance for Employers. Includes a guide on how to advise staff on Coronavirus as well as certifying absences and cleaning the workspace.

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The government announced on 23rd March that people can only leave home for the following reasons:

• Shopping for necessities, as infrequently as possible.
• One form of exercise a day, such as running or cycling, alone or with household members.
• For medical or care needs, for example to help a vulnerable person.
• Travelling to and from work, but only if you cannot work from home.

The government also said:
• Police will be able to enforce the rules, and impose fines for people who do not abide by them.
• Authorities will force the closure of all shops selling non-essential goods, as well as all libraries, outdoor gyms and playgrounds, and churches or other places of worship.
• All public gatherings of more than two people will be banned, apart from if people live together.
• Also prohibited are all social events such as weddings and baptisms, although funerals will be permitted to take place.

This will last for at least 3 weeks at which point the measures may be relaxed "if the evidence shows we are able to."

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We encourage you not to come into the town centre unless it is for an 'essentials' shop. The new measures ask all shops and businesses to close, except for:

Supermarkets and other food shops, health shops, pharmacies including non-dispensing pharmacies, petrol stations, bicycle shops, home and hardware shops, launderettes and dry cleaners, garages, car rentals, pet shops, corner shops, newsagents, post offices, and banks.

Market stalls which offer essential retail, such as grocery and food.


Below are the Bromley businesses selling essentials that will remain open during this 3 week lockdown:

SUPERMARKETS

Iceland

Monday to Saturday 8 to 9am will be exclusively for the elderly (those of state pension age) and vulnerable people as well as NHS staff to complete their regular grocery shop

Monday to Saturday - 9am to 5pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

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Lidl

Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

Limits of four items per customer on a range of products including tinned foods, pasta and toilet paper are in place.

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Sainsbury's

Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 to 9am open for elderly and vulnerable shoppers.

Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 8am for NHS staff and social care workers only (ID must be presented)

The supermarket is asking customers in-store to stand one metre away from colleagues wherever possible and pay with card rather than cash at tills.

Sainsbury's is also increasing Click+Collect locations for shoppers online, while all cafes are closed as are meat, fish and pizza counters.

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Tesco Superstore

Monday to Saturday 7am to 10pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 to 10am open for elderly and vulnerable shoppers.

NHS staff will be able to visit stores from 5am on Sundays to receive priority shopping time.

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Waitrose

Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

Elderly and Vulnerable shoppers will be able to visit the store from 7.30am to 8.30am daily

Waitrose shops will set aside a proportion of "hard-to-find and essential product" from every delivery that arrives into its supermarkets exclusively for NHS staff, on production of an NHS card.

NHS staff will be given priority checkout service, in addition essential goods such as pasta/baked beans have been put aside at the Welcome Desk

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SHOPS

On Monday 23rd March the Prime Minister announced that all shops selling non basic necessities will close. Some retailers will still be able to take online orders and deliver items to your home. Below are the shops selling essentials that will be open in Bromley Town Centre.

B&J Fisheries

We have reduced our opening hours as below:

Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 3.30pm

Please respect social distancing at all times to protect all customers and staff.

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Wilko

Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

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Superdrug

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

Superdrug are continuing to serve our communities with our pharmacy services and ensuring you have the Beauty and Health products you need. We need your help to ensure a safe environment for our colleagues and customers alike. 💚 Please be kind and considerate when shopping in our stores. Be mindful of the elderly and protect each other.

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Poundland

Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 7pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

Stay home, but if you need essentials, we're here to serve

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Marks & Spencer Food Hall

Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm

Thursday 8am to 7pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

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Boots (The Glades Access through Widmore Road Entrance)

Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

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Holland & Barrett (The Glades Access through Widmore Road Entrance)

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

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Time 4 Pets

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

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SERVICES

Specsavers

Specsavers Bromley are providing an eye casualty clinic and emergency needs.

Current emergency trading hours are as follow:

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sunday’s Closed

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BANKS


Lloyds Bank

To help stop the spread of Covid-19, please don't visit our branches if you're feeling unwell or are self-isolating.

There are a number of ways to control you finances from your home, visit our website for more information.

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Metro Bank

New opening hours

Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

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RESTAURANTS

- for takeaway and deliveries only

Carved Dive

We are offering all day brunch burger 2 sausage patty’s, 2 rashers fo bacon, one dirty fried egg and diner style hash brown with or without Sriracha or doubled up for a monster bite.

£8 delivered by us to your door.

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TRANSPORT

Please do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary, this is to stop the spread of coronavirus and help save lives.

Southeastern will introduce a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. From Monday 23rd March. This national change has been made in agreement with government and means around half the usual number of trains will run. Enough capacity will be provided to allow those passengers making essential journeys to keep following the official guidance on social distancing.

TFL are to run a reduced service to enable London's critical workers to make essential journeys

Congestion Charge, Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone suspended from Monday to support critical workers

NHS staff to be given free access to Santander Cycles.

From Friday 20th March, there will be no Waterloo & City line

Until further notice, on Friday and Saturday nights there will be no all-night 'Night Tube' service or the all-night 'Night Overground' service that currently runs on the East London line. This is to ensure the resilience of the regular Tube and Overground services. Late services on both the Tube and Overground will continue to run for essential journeys.

London buses will operate fewer services, but TfL's extensive night bus network will continue to provide critical workers with a reliable night option on Friday and Saturday nights and throughout the week

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LOCAL AUTHORITY

London Borough of Bromley is welcoming enquiries from residents to help those most in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. Residents who want to volunteer to help with practical tasks locally to their area are being encouraged to register to volunteer and the council will be in touch as and when the need arises.

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This page is being updated regularly, so please do come back to check