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coronavirus

Grants Available to Struggling Richmond Residents

If you or someone you know are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid, struggling to afford food or other essentials, Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond (CAR) may be able to help with a DEFRA emergency assistance grant for food and essentials. The grant can be up to £500 for households with two children or £300…

Use the NHS Covid-19 app to keep your loved ones safe

The long-awaited Covid-19 app has launched and residents in Richmond upon Thames are encouraged to download the system onto their phones to help enhance and support the national NHS test and trace service. The NHS Covid-19 app is available on both Apple and Android smartphones and is easy to download – you just have to simply…

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Eat out to help out in Sheen!

The list of independent restaurants and cafés taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme has just been announced. From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the scheme. The discount only applies to eat in food and non-alcoholic drinks, and only…

Pickle & Rye Plans to Keep Calm and Carryout

Husband- and wife-owned Pickle and Rye has managed to survive the pandemic through a crucial pivot to local delivery services, and will continue as a takeaway and home delivery restaurant. In a time where every small business owner has had to adapt and rearrange their services and method of delivery for even the chance at…

Calling all businesses: complete the COVID-19 impact survey

Businesses across Richmond upon Thames are being urged to take part in a Council survey on the coronavirus pandemic. Covid19 has had a huge impact on our business community. Many have had to close temporarily, many have had to furlough staff, and some are at risk of closing permanently. The business survey is instrumental in…

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Your local shops are opening again!

As the government is easing the lockdown, more shops are opening on Monday 15th of June. We walked down the high street and mapped all the shops opening for you – find the list below. If you’re a local business planning to open soon but not on this list, let us know and we will…

Be kind to your mind during the pandemic

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18 May – 24 May 2020), residents who are feeling low and anxious around the lockdown are reminded that there are a number of free services that can help. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is ‘kindness’. Whilst there have been…

You can help protect frontline workers from the coronavirus

We may have reached the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in London and hopefully the curve is flattening now, but NHS and social care staff are still facing shortages of PPE (personal protective equipment). Care home staff and home carers also need this vital equipment, and by the 17th of April, Richmond Council has still…