Bexley has the fifth-highest number of coronavirus cases in the Capital and remains above the London average. It is entirely possible for the borough to be moved into Tier 3 when the national tiers are next reviewed on 18 December.
As more people socialise and venture to the shops in the lead up to Christmas, we must all work together and do what we can to help bring the number of new cases down.
AMENDED Please reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. If you do need to travel into a different area, it is vital you continue to follow government restrictions.
Another way we can all help reduce travelling, is by looking to our local businesses, retailers and high streets for all our Christmas shopping needs and more. Many Bexley businesses are also operating online or via click-and-collect.
It has been a difficult year for our local high streets and small independent businesses. In support of Small Business Saturday (5 December), I ask all our residents to consider whether a small business in Bexley could provide products or services they need first, before buying elsewhere or travelling out of the borough.
Keep an eye on our COVID-19 support information for local updates, and follow us on social media.
Have a great weekend and stay safe.