27th May 2021

Covid 19: Guidance

As the country navigates through the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that PaddingtonNow BID is making every effort to keep BID services operating as normal. We are working closely with Westminster, TfL, the Mayors Office, BIDs and other key stakeholders to provide the latest and most up to date and relevant information.

Most importantly during lockdown the Community Safety Team will continue to work their full operation hours, Tues-Sat 12 noon – 10pm keeping an eye on your business if are unable to be in the area.

The BID team are on hand to deal with any inquiries and concerns you may have in regards to operations such as recycling, volunteering, anti-social behavior and/or other operational matters please email on askus@paddingtonnow.co.uk/wordpress

For more information about reopening after lockdown please click here.

Government Support and Advice

Alfresco Dining – How to apply for October 2021 licenses 

Government Working Safety Guide – updated August 17 

Guidance for Businesses and Venues from Monday 19 July

Moving to Step 4 of the Government  roadmap. 

Four week pause at Step 3 of Government Road Map – June 14

Government Roadmap out of lockdown Spring 2021

Chancellors Budget 2021 announcement – Changes that may affect your business. 

Round 2 Additional Restriction Grant Scheme (ARG)

Government roadmap out of lockdown

Coronavirus discretionary business grants from Westminster council

Free digital training for businesses

Coronavirus testing in Westminster

National Lockdown: Stay at Home 4 January 

London: Tier 4 Lockdown Stay at Home

London: Tier 3 Lockdown 16 December

Christmas Travel Advice

London: Tier 2 Lockdown

Shop Safe retail support for operating in Tier 2

National restrictions update: 23 November

Government Covid-19 Winter Plan 

November update on lockdown grants

Financial support for businesses required to shut in second lockdown

New National Restrictions from 5 November

Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know

Three Tier Covid Lockdown Rules Explained

Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

Key Changes to Hospitality Sector Licensing Legislation: Met Police Letter 

Latest Government Measures to Combat Second Wave – 22 September 2020

Rule of 6 New Government Guidelines 

Government Support for Businesses – Find out if you are eligible. 

Rates Revaluation Postponed – May 6

Claim for wages through Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Small Businesses Boosted by Bounce Back Loans

Coronavirus – Government Support for Self-Employed

March 23 Prime Ministers speech

Government Action Plan – A guide to what you can expect

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Coronavirus Action Plan: a Guide to What You Can Expect Across the UK

COVID-19: Latest Government Advice

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers and Businesses

Public Health England: Latest Information on Coronavirus

NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub

Citizens Advice Bureau Westminster

HMRC Business Support Helpline – 0800 024 1222

Coronavirus WhatsApp Information Service:
To use this free service, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

Fire and Water Safety 

With many businesses now looking at reopening and adapting how they work in terms of social distancing it is crucial fire safety and water management (to avoid Legionnaires) needs are considered along side these changes

Tourism Advice 

VisitLondon – Coronavirus: Latest information and Advice

Metropolitan Police Advice 

Met Police advice for premises licence holder or designated premises supervisors

Crime Prevention Advice from Metropolitan Police

Take Away (Off Sales) Licensing Advice 

Advice to Retailers Hiring Additional Staff to Manage Queues and Social Distancing


How to help the Paddington Community during COVID-19

Support for Paddington’s Homeless Community during COVID-19

If you are a Paddington BID member and would like to share any concerns please get in touch by emailing askus@paddingtonnow.co.uk/wordpress

A Letter from the BID Chairman

A Letter from BID Chairman, Will Clayton