We’re here for you during this challenging time
Article posted: March 19, 2020
Local businesses are still open in Camberwell, providing services and products your family need as best they can, but they will need your help to ensure they make it through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Our local traders in the Camberwell shopping precinct are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, as shoppers stay home and practice social distancing. Many businesses in Camberwell are family-run, owner operated and franchise businesses that employ local residents, which is why it’s so important to shop local through these tough times.
There are numerous ways you can still support local businesses while staying safe and healthy. If you’re out and about, remember to wave or bump elbows instead of shaking hands or giving a hug.
You can support your favourite cafes, restaurants and eateries by ordering takeaway meals, whether you pick them up or have them delivered. Pay with your debit or credit card and avoid paying with cash or coins where possible.
Small businesses are expected to be the hardest hit, so keep them in mind when you go shopping next. Why not buy a gift card from a small retailer as a gift for someone’s birthday that they can spend later. Otherwise you could visit their website and buy one of their products or services online.
You could always give your local store a call to place an order by email or over the phone too. Many businesses are offering a delivery service to locals and will be happy to help you with your questions and place an order to deliver to your door or have ready for you to call in quickly to collect. They are happy to offer a friendly chat for those who call in personally, and you might want to check in to see how the business owner and staff are going, because that’s what communities do — they look out for each other. You can view the full shop directory here to find businesses in Camberwell that need your support now more than ever.
Our website is a hub for information about our area and we will keep it as up to date as possible. You will find the latest news, offers and information about our stores. We will also post relevant news and updates for our business operators so they can be across any policy changes or support initiatives that government departments or local bodies will make available to support them.
We hope you stay safe and healthy during these difficult times, and we thank you for your continued support.
Camberwell Centre Traders Association.