|Work on our Southwark Stands Together programme, to tackle racial inequality and injustice, is continuing. I want to thank everyone who has already participated in this work, shared powerful stories and offered important ideas about how we address inequalities together.
We are currently focusing on a listening exercise with our communities which will help us to:
There are a number of ways you can currently take part in the listening exercise:
We will also be consulting in non-digital ways over the coming weeks and will share more details of this soon.
We hope people are starting to enjoy the relaxation of some of the COVID-19 restrictions, and are supporting our many great shops, pubs and restaurants as they reopen. Please remember to follow health and social distancing advice and also be considerate of people living nearby.
Cllr Peter John
Get tested if you have coronavirus symptoms
Get a test as soon as possible if you have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new persistent cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste). A testing centre will be at Belair Park on 5 and 6 July. If you have symptoms you must also must self-isolate, as should members of your household and anyone in your support bubble.
Make your own face covering
Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport and will become compulsory in shops later this month. Find out how to make your own face covering at home and remember the key is to cover both the mouth and nose.Click to edit this placeholder text.
Eat Out to Help Out – registration open
Apply to the EU settlement scheme
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
Food and fun for children this summer!
We’ve joined forces with Lambeth Council and Kitchen Social to host an exciting summer programme of food and activities across our communities for 4–19-year-olds. Get the online brochure, find our more and sign up.
Online activities for children this summer
The Southwark Youth Service is delivering a host of online activities this summer for young people aged 11 to 19 (and up to 25 with SEN) from Monday 27 July to Friday 28 August.
Mental wellbeing advice for young people
Young people aged 13–25 can get free and confidential mental wellbeing advice and support from a new service called The Nest. Support is available online and on the phone.
COVID-19-related resources for parents
If you’re a parent or carer get advice on talking with children about COVID-19, healthy eating, managing emotions, behaviour and conflict, and the benefit of setting routines for your family during COVID-19.
Watch out for rogue traders
Rogue traders are active in Southwark. Don’t be a scam victim – just say no to any doorstep traders who call on you.
Watch Twelfth Night, free of charge
Southwark Playhouse’s new streaming service means you can watch shows and plays, free of charge, until the theatre can open its doors again. Performances currently include Shakespeare’s Twelfth night.
Stream films, free of charge
Library members can stream classic cinema, world cinema, indie film and top documentaries with our new free film streaming service. If you’re not a library member you can become a library member now.
Get involved in decisions about housing and estates
We have made it easier for more people who live in council homes to get involved in decisions about council housing. These changes are part of our commitment to make homes and estates in Southwark great places to live.
Register to attend your local online housing forum. Meetings will take place between 22 and 29 July.
Join our online resident panel. This gives you the opportunity to get involved in decisions that affect you and where you live, even if you can’t come to meetings.