This website aims to be a source of information relating to Covid-19 for the communities surrounding Deptford High Street.

Local Mutual Aid groups

If you are self isolating, or are less able to leave home, there are local groups of people offering support. There are also ways of volunteering to help people in need.

Mutual Aid for Evelyn Ward (the area north of Deptford Station)

WhatsApp groups

WhatsApp is a smartphone app where you can chat to local people about needing, or offering, support to others. There are WhatsApp groups for most wards in our local area. On joining, if you send a message about what you need or how you can help, one of the volunteers will be in touch. Pick the group which seems most right for you. People will let you know if there's a more appropriate group for you to join.


Essential shops selling food and drink remain open, but have reduced opening hours and different measures in place to protect people and support the most vulnerable and in need. Please keep a 2 metre distance between those around you and follow directions from staff. They are putting their lives at risk to help you. This information was last updated on Wednesday 8th April.

Priority opening hours for NHS ID holders

  • Mon-Sat, 7.30-8am at all Sainsbury's stores.
  • Mon-Fri, 6-7pm at all Iceland stores.

Priority opening hours for elderly people, carers and disabled people

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-9am at Sainsbury's.

Local businesses

Some local businesses have switched to a delivery service for food and drinks and need your support through this time. To the best of our knowledge these businesses are taking measures to protect their customers and staff, but please get in touch if you don't think this is the case and we'll review which businesses we promote here.

  • Villages Brewery is now delivering nationwide. Cases of 24 cans for £49.50 + £6.50 delivery.
  • Isla Ray Café is opening for takeaway service, Thu-Sun, 12-5pm, with home delivery coming soon.
  • The Tapas Room is opening once a week on Thursday, 11am-1pm. Social distancing is in place.
  • The Birds Nest pub are offering deliveries of fruit and veg boxes (£10 mixed veg or mixed fruit), as well as Burgers (Mon-Sat) and roast dinners on Sundays. Check their Twitter feed for the full menu and call or text to order and pay on either 07412 912 931 or 020 8305 6503. Bookings and deliveries available Mon-Fri, 5-9pm and Sat-Sun, 1-9pm. Card payments only. Fruit and veg box orders taken before midday for same-day delivery.

Lewisham Foodbank


Now more than ever, people in food poverty need help. Please give what you can to help others feed themselves and their families. You can give via the Mayor of Lewisham's Foodbank Appeal.

    Request support

Food parcels must now be applied for by Lewisham Foodbank referral agencies:

  • Citizens Advice Lewisham Citizens Advice Lewisham Advice Line can be contacted on freephone 0800 231 5453. Lines open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm, except on the first and third Wed of the month, lines will be open 9.30am-12.30pm only.
  • Lewisham Local 03330 150 378. Lines open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
  • Emergency weekend referrals If you or the person you are referring will run out of food this weekend and need an emergency food parcel, please call 03330 150 378.

Free school meal vouchers

If your child was receiving free school meals you can access weekly shopping vouchers for £15 for each child who was receiving the meals. To receive these vouchers, you need to contact your child's school. Links for the local schools are below:

Wellbeing and support

Below is a list of resources and organisations to support your mental and physical health.