Croydon Council is backing the Stoptober campaign by encouraging local smokers to try a free 12-week course which could help them kick the habit and reduce their risk from Covid-19.
Following a sharp rise in coronavirus rates across the country the government has announced a range of new measures to keep the virus under control.
Croydon residents who are struggling financially because they cannot work after being told to self-isolate can now apply for a new support fund provided by government and run by councils.
Croydon Council trading standards officers have confiscated thousands of cigarettes and other tobacco products from three shops suspected of selling counterfeit and illegal goods.
Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s Director of Public Health said: “As of today, London is now on the national Covid-19 watch list. The number of cases in Croydon is increasing and last week I raised our area risk level from low to medium.
This morning, a Croydon police officer made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in service to our community.
A star-studded line-up of narrators is one of the highlights of a relaunched nature trail in Coulsdon which also boasts a 64-page full colour booklet.
The flag at Croydon Town Hall has been lowered as a mark of respect to the police officer who lost his life in the line of duty earlier this morning.
Community leaders have urged residents to unite and follow the latest public health guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep Croydon safe.
I know as many of you watch the news you will be concerned about spikes in Covid-19 and while cases in Croydon remain low, they are increasing.