Coronavirus guidance and support

Civic Offices Reception

The Civic Offices has continued to provide support and services - as well as testing and vaccination - to our residents over the past year.

There are at present high levels of infection and these are increasing. We, therefore, need to ensure that we continue to support residents in a way that minimises the risk of transmission for our staff and residents through face-to-face contact or crowded, enclosed spaces.

Many services are available on this website which contains:

  • advice and information about the services we provide
  • information about how to apply, enquire or pay for services online
  • information about how to contact us or make an appointment if you need particular help

Services updates

Building and service closures

Venue Details
Bexley Coronavirus helpline 020 3045 5398
Cemeteries All remain open from 9am to 6pm, (Erith cemetery closes at 5.45pm). Please follow Government guidance for funerals and commemorative events.
Civic Offices Civic Offices remain closed to visitors without an urgent pre-arranged appointment. Please only call the Council if you cannot obtain the advice or service you require online or are unable to access the website.
Council Libraries and Local Studies and Archives Centre The borough’s libraries are now open. A range of safety measures remain in place for the safety of staff and customers. Visit the Libraries website for more information about opening times and available services.
All schools across the borough Latest Government information on early years providers, schools and colleges for parents and carers.
Hall Place House & Gardens The gardens are open at Hall Place. The Visitor Centre, Stables Gallery, Shop, and toilets are open. The Riverside Café is open with indoor and outdoor seating. We encourage you to wear a mask when indoors in enclosed spaces. Please visit the Hall Place & Gardens website for the latest information and details of onsite partner opening times.
Leisure Centres Gym and swimming facilities at Crook Log, Erith and Sidcup leisure centres are open. A range of measures will continue to be in place to help limit the spread of the virus. Further information is available on the leisure centre website.
Lesnes Abbey Woods The Chestnuts kiosk open for takeaway and visitors can use seating areas. Opening hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays and 9am to 6pm weekends. Public toilets are open. Lesnes Abbey Lodge is open for classes, events and activities (social distancing still applies). Birthday parties and other social indoor events can be booked from the autumn. For events happening in the park and further information, visit the Lesnes Abbey Woods website.
Parks and open spaces All parks and open spaces are open. The kiosks at Danson Park and Lesnes Abbey are open. Please follow 'Keeping yourself and others safe’. Guidance while visiting our green spaces.
Football pitches and tennis courts Football pitches are available to hire. To book please email Tennis courts are open, and no booking is required. Please follow the Lawn Tennis Association latest guidelines.
Danson Park Adventures Pre-booked activities are only available currently. Public Rowboat hire is available on Saturdays 11am to 5pm and during the school holidays. If you have any enquiries, please email

Testing and vaccinations

COVID-19 Dashboard

Local Outbreak Management Plan (LOMP)

In March 2021 all Local Authorities revised their Local Outbreak Control Plans (LOCPs) and the revised version has been called the Local Outbreak Management Plan (LOMP). This is Bexley’s LOMP and takes into account the knowledge and experiences we have gained since the last Bexley LOCP, and reflects all the new tools that are now available to tackle the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Roadmap Summer 2021

Step 4 of the government's roadmap

England moved to step 4 of the government's roadmap on Monday 19 July.

  • on 19 July, most legal restrictions came to an end, removing social distancing and social contact restrictions and enabling remaining businesses to reopen
  • on 16 August, the rules on self-isolating as a contact will change for people who are fully vaccinated and for under 18s
  • in September, the government will undertake a review to assess the country’s preparedness for autumn and winter, which will consider whether to continue or strengthen public and business guidance

We are all asked to remain vigilant and exercise caution. Current modelling suggests that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise as restrictions are eased. Hospitalisations, serious illness and deaths will also continue, although at a much lower level than before the vaccination programme.

The government is keeping in place a number of key protections, including guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable, border quarantine, testing and encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high-risk settings.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

the five check points

We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19

The five steps to safer working together:

  1. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
  2. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  3. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work safely from a COVID-19 Secure workplace or work from home
  4. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  5. Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have ensured at least a 1m distance and taken all the mitigating actions possible to manage transmission risk

Signed on behalf of employer

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Employer London Borough of Bexley Date 14 August 2020
Who to contact Jill Moore, Corporate Health & Safety Team Manager.