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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : latest information and advice

What is the current situation with the COVID -19 (Coronavirus) and where to find more information.

Information from the London Borough of Sutton

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Public Health

Public health and Sutton Health & Care services run by Sutton Council

Health Visiting clinics and development reviews

Due to the challenges facing our service, we are temporarily changing the way we work to focus on a limited range of core services. 

All child health clinics are now paused until further notice. This includes breastfeeding, introducing solids groups and healthy weight clinics.

All face to face contacts with families will be reduced to comply with social distancing and social isolation guidance. This includes, new birth visits, 6-8 week checks. These will now take place via phone or through video conferencing. 

The perinatal mental health service will run a reduced service. Wellbeing SPACE Group meetings are postponed and members of the group will be contacted each week by phone. 

Families can use  a new service called the ‘London Perinatal Mental Health Support Group’ which is run by Cacoon. This group will meet virtually, twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday 10.00am-11.00am, on Zoom (

If you need any more information or advice please contact the health visiting duty line on 0208 770 5409 from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

School Nursing

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be changing the way we provide services to you and your children. All the face to face appointments and drop ins sessions have been paused until further notice. 

If  you would like to speak to a school nurse, please call the duty line on 0208 7705409 from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

Children Centre Activities 

All children’s centres are now closed for drop in sessions, which have been paused until further notice.

These include;

  • Messy Play 
  • Stay and play 
  • Hello Baby
  • Talking toddlers
  • Chatterbox
  • Baby & me
  • Young Parents Group
  • Introducing solids workshop 
  • Infant feeding drop-ins
  • Child health clinics

Tweedale will remain open to staff and children’s social care only. All routine activity at this centre, have now paused.

All of our preschools are now closed, until further notice. These are:

  • Oaklings
  • Sunflowers
  • Shanklin
  • Caterpillars

Council Play Service

The Council’s play service at the Grange, will continue to run sessions for vulnerable children and children of key workers. The play service is expected to run Easter holiday clubs, however this is subject to change.

Family Information Service

Please do not hesitate to contact the Family Information Service for more information on: 0208 770 6000. The team can provide free information and advice about childcare provision for key workers, and general enquiries to support you and your family.

Inspire Substance Misuse Service

In response to the Government's guidance on social distancing and in order to keep our clients, staff and community safe, there will be no access for adult clients at our sites (Orion House and Recovery Hub) until further notice.  Similarly, we are not running any groups or face-to-face sessions with clients.

Due to the challenges we are currently facing, we are not offering opiate replacement treatments to new clients, but are working tirelessly to ensure all existing clients remain appropriately on opiate replacement treatment. We can offer advice on safe reduction, harm minimisation and general support via telephone on 0208 773 9393 or through online sessions. We are currently offering telephone and digital recovery interventions to all clients. If you have any questions or queries, or are having difficulties contacting us, please email, which is consistently monitored.   

We continue to accept new referrals, but please be aware that all assessments are telephone-based. Please refer as normal via e-mail to, or self-referrals can be completed over the phone on 0208 773 9393.