Dear all,

As you will be aware, the Government is now asking for people with symptoms of Coronavirus to self-isolate. It’s important that anyone with a high temperature or a new, persistent cough to self-isolate for 14 days. You don't need to phone 111 or see your GP, if you feel like you have these symptoms then you should self isolate. 

Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. We need people to start working from home where they possibly can, and you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other social venues, such as gathering with families and friends outside of your own home. This advice is particularly important for people over 70, for pregnant women and for those with some health conditions.

If you, or anyone in your household, has either a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, then you should stay at home for fourteen days. That means that if possible, you should not go out even to buy food or essentials, other than for exercise, and in that case at a safe distance from others. If necessary, you should ask for help from others for your daily necessities. And if that is not possible, then you should do what you can to limit your social contact when you leave the house to get supplies.

More information is available here

I therefore want to work with local charities and action groups to help identify elderly residents and those who are at risk, and may need to self-isolate for an extended period of time. Similarly, I am planning to put together a list of volunteers who may be able to help. 

If you can help, or feel like you will need help due to your age or vulnerability, then please fill out the survey below.

Please note, I will pass your details onto relevant third party charities, who may contact you in the future.

Best wishes,


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* 2. If you are looking for help, please specify which of the following you may require:

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* 3. If you are volunteering, how can you help?

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* 4. Contact details - we need this information to contact you in the future. If you are filling in this survey on behalf of someone else at your address, please include their name in full as well. 

Please pass this on to friends and family who may be able to help, or who may feel they need more assistance in the coming weeks. You can share this survey via:

Thank you for your help.

With best wishes,

Chris Philp
Member of Parliament for Croydon South

Thank you for filling in this survey. By submitting your email address, you choose to opt-in to receive further updates from Chris Philp, and Chris may pass your details to third party charities who are working on the Coronavirus response in Croydon. Please note that Chris Philp is not liable for the actions or further communications you may receive from these third parties.