Coronavirus matters in Knightsbridge

Coronavirus COVID-19 is a serious health concern and beginning to disrupt day to day life around the world, including in Knightsbridge.

Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum, in close consultation with the Knightsbridge Association, produced an initial eight tips and this webpage with selected resources about Coronavirus COVID-19 to help people, businesses and cultural institutions in Knightsbridge.

This webpage will be updated periodically and the most recent bulletin is available here.

*Always dial 999 in a medical emergency*

Latest NHS advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We are also in contact with Westminster City Council which is being very supportive.  Updates and opportunities to offer or receive help here:

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/coronavirus

Period bulletins:

The Second Coronavirus bulletin was published on 30 March 2020.

Eight tips for the local community include:

1. Check the latest health and general advice. 

Examples include: NHS, Government and World Health Organisation advice and news networks.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-51921683

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers

2. Know the do's and don'ts for under/over 70's, the vulnerable, self-isolating, illness and emergencies.  Learn how to bump elbows and tap toes!

Print out the latest NHS and government advice. Don't forget to keep active and cheerful and help others, if you can!  Stay healthy or get well soon.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

3. Establish street and building networks so under-70's can support over-70s and vulnerable people that they know best.  Why not call someone rather than emailing them?

You might consider establishing protocols that are: practical, timely and positive; avoid scams, financial risk or ill-feeling; and follow official health advice.

4. What do you need at home if you're locked down for 14 days?  

Priority items might include food, drink and medical supplies. Other items might include (in alphabetical order): bathroom, kitchen and laundry supplies including soap; batteries; cash; light bulbs; petrol; printer cartridges and paper; reading material or DVDs; and rubbish and recycling bags.  Don't mention loo roll or dry pasta!

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/yourhousing/sites/default/files/documents/2019-03/Prepare%20your%20household%20for%20emergencies.pdf

prepare_your_household_for_emergencies.pdf

5. Support local shops, businesses and cultural institutions, where you can.

Local shops, businesses and cultural institutions are making a special effort to support the local community. Don't forget that many of the cultural institutions offer online access and information:

https://www.discoversouthken.com/

6. Check availability of local services and transport, if you need to travel.

Rubbish and recycling collections, street cleaning etc.

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information

https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19

https://tfl.gov.uk/tube-dlr-overground/status/

https://tfl.gov.uk/status-updates/travel-tools

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Pages/default.aspx?dm_i=54JR,6IQ5,1QZP30,OK4B,1

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/health-and-wellbeing/Pages/covid-19.aspx

7. Update emergency and day to day contact lists.

Don't forget email and web addresses.

8. Know where to find more.  

We will endeavour to keep you updated from time to time as the situation develops on this webpage:

https://www.knightsbridgeforum.org/news/coronavirus/

Useful links and resources

A. Local shops, restaurants, services and things to do

Boots

Knightsbridge Brompton Road store:

https://www.boots.com/StoreLookupView?catalogId=28501&storeId=11352&langId=-1#

FAQs including deliveries and collections:

https://www.boots.com/contact-us

Bulgari Hotel

https://www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/london/the-hotel/overview

Cutler and Gross

https://www.cutlerandgross.com/stores/details/london-knightsbridge

Discover South Kensington - lots of information about online access to local cultural institutions

https://www.discoversouthken.com

https://www.discoversouthken.com/newsletters/161/?utm_source=External+Newsletter+Distribution+List&utm_campaign=e2e63219ef-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_19_09_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d026e55e36-e2e63219ef-1209802065

Haandi - Indian takeaways

http://www.haandirestaurants.com/united-kingdom.php

HSBC

https://www.hsbc.co.uk/branch-finder/

Knights Food Fayre - they have lots of useful groceries and hardware and will deliver

https://knights-food-fayre.business.site

Lloyds Bank

No details online at this time.

Mailboxes etc

4 Montpelier Street, London SW7 1EE

https://www.mbe.co.uk/londonknightsbridge

Post office

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder/0110086/knightsbridge

Sainsbury's

Stock-checker for 'Brompton Road Local' and 'Cromwell Road':

https://help.sainsburys.co.uk/help/stockchecker/

FAQs

https://help.sainsburys.co.uk/help/

Waitrose

FAQs

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/help-information/customer-service

Zia Theresa - take-away pizzas

https://www.ziateresa.co.uk

B. Government Coronavirus COVID-19 action plan

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

C. Online services including those you can sign up to:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/gps/gp-online-services/

D.  Number of cases and risk in the UK

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f94c3c90da5b4e9f9a0b19484dd4bb14

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/196234/covid19-imperial-researchers-model-likely-impact/

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/196137/crunching-numbers-coronavirus/

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf

E. World Health Organisation advice

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Daily situation reports:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

F. Checklist and advice from the Centre of Disease Control in the USA:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/checklist-household-ready.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fchecklist-household-ready.html

G.  London resilience planning:

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/organisations-we-work/london-prepared/planning-emergencies-capital

H.  National and global statistics:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f94c3c90da5b4e9f9a0b19484dd4bb14

https://www.hsj.co.uk/news/coronavirus-deaths-mapped-first-trust-hits-200-fatalities-as-its-deaths-double-in-a-day/7027212.article

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales

https://bit.ly/DashboardCOVID19-EN

https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Last updated on 16 May 2020