Test & Trace In Wimbledon: What You Need To Know

Following the recent government announcements around Test and Trace, we’ve put together a guide for what you need to know when visiting Wimbledon Town Centre.

Many businesses have reopened safely and remember that our town is cleaned regularly, with hand sanitisation stations available in most shops, restaurants, Centre Court Shopping Centre, on The Piazza and Station forecourt. Please adhere to the ‘Rule of Six’ regulations and continue to support local businesses to keep our community going #LoveWimbledon.

From Thursday 24th September:

  • You will be legally required to provide your details via the new NHS Test and Trace app or manually when visiting businesses within the hospitality, close-contact and leisure sector (details below).
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés (including takeaway), will close at 10pm – delivery is available after 10pm.
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés must operate table-service only.
  • You must wear a face mask when visiting pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés (indoors), except when seated at a table to eat or drink.

 

Test and Trace in Wimbledon: What you need to know

 

From Thursday 24th September, if you are visiting the following businesses in Wimbledon, you will be legally required to provide your details to the venue for the NHS Test and Trace service manually OR by ‘checking-in’ to the Test and Trace app via scanning a QR code:

  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Bars
  • Gyms
  • Spas
  • Salons

All customers are required to provide their name and phone number. If there is more than one person in your group, only the ‘lead’ customer should provide a contact number. This does not apply if you are visiting a business for a grab and go/takeaway service.

How does it work?

Any business within the hospitality, close-contact and leisure sector must display a QR code to assist with the implementation of the new NHS Test and Trace app.

The app allows you to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus. The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives.

You can download the app for free via the App Store on any Apple phone or via Google Play Store on Android. For further information on how to do this, click here.

This is a secure way for you to ‘check-in’ as all data remains on your phone and you can delete the data (or the entire app) at any time. Businesses or the NHS will NOT receive any data about customers and nobody (including the government) will be able to know who or where a particular user is.

 

For more information about the app, features and frequently asked questions, click here.

Help us all to support the NHS and protect our loved ones, by reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Download the app today.

‘Rule of Six’

In line with government guidance, when visiting our restaurants and bars in Wimbledon Town Centre, you are able to book tables for up to a maximum of 6 people (including children and babies). We also ask that when visiting the town, you do this in groups of no larger than six and adhere to social distancing measures. Hand sanitisation stations are set up in Wimbledon Station and on The Piazza.

 

Remember that as the situation and guidance surrounding Covid-19 evolves, our businesses are having to adapt swiftly and appropriately, to keep you safe when visiting their premises. So please show understanding and respect for their new ways of working and #LoveLocal this autumn.

 

Cycling Around Wimbledon Just Got Easier

Cycle ramps on Alt Grove Bridge have recently been installed to allow cyclists to push their bikes easily and safely up and down the stairs, before continuing their cycle journey.

This installation provides a simpler connection between the residential Dundonald area and Wimbledon Town Centre, and is particularly useful during these times, with more people opting to walk or cycle.

Love Wimbledon has been lobbying Network Rail for quite some time to get these cycle ramps installed, to connect the paths over the bridge – also connecting to a cycle path that leads directly through to Kingston!

Cycling is better for the environment, your health, and allows you to enjoy the cultural sites of Wimbledon. With new cycleways, cycle schemes and plenty of cycle parking available in the town, enjoying your bike around Wimbledon has never been easier.

Visit our Cycling page

Fortius Clinic Opens in Wimbledon

We are delighted that Fortius Clinic has joined Wimbledon!

Recognised as global leaders in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, Fortius Clinic are bringing world-leading doctors and state-of-the-art facilities to the heart of Wimbledon.

The new outpatient, diagnostic and treatment centre will offer rapid access to orthopaedic and sports injury treatment for residents living and working in Wimbledon and the surrounding areas. The £4.5million state-of-the-art clinic in Worple Road, offers rapid access to orthopaedic and sports injury treatment, via London’s leading surgeons and physicians, and features the latest technology including 3T MRI scanning, X-Ray and Ultrasound.

Our town provides a natural location for the clinic, given the large number of high performance athletes in the area.

Jim McAvoy, Fortius Chief Executive says, “We are delighted to be bringing Fortius to South West London. Wimbledon has been on our radar for some time and we are excited to be providing facilities that will provide world-class care and first-class service to patients and referring doctors. We have a well-earned reputation for excellence, and we look forward to serving the needs of the private patient population in Wimbledon and beyond.”

Fortius Clinic Wimbledon is located on 22 Worple Road in Wimbledon Town Centre and are open Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm and Saturday mornings, 8.30am – 12.30pm. Visit their website for more information.