Many council-run buildings in Croydon from libraries to adult education centres will close until further notice from this afternoon to protect the public and allow staff to focus on residents needing emergency support.
From 3pm today, the borough’s 13 libraries, the Museum of Croydon, and the buildings that house the CALAT adult education centres shut for the foreseeable future. The council will continue to provide e-library access to thousands of books, music and films online.
As of 4pm on Friday, the council’s Access Croydon customer enquiry centre in Mint Walk will close to all but emergency queries and credit union emergencies. JobCentre Plus will move its Access Croydon-based staff into its other office next door in Mint Walk.
The council homepage now has a series of dedicated pages and links under a COVID-19 banner so residents can find out about how to get help from a range of council services during the restrictions, from advice on homelessness, welfare, council tax and help with utility bills. This will include updates on support for businesses.
The council’s contact centre remains open via 020 8726 6000 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. For separate phone numbers covering specific departments and services, visit the council website.