COVID-19: weekly business update as at 03.04.20



Angel Town Centre Police Team officers are continuing to patrol the town centre, supporting businesses as required.

If you, or your employees, require assistance relating to a non-emergency business crime, you can contact them on 07769 586 996. In the case of an emergency, you should call 999

Guidance for business owners and employers has been produced by the Met Police Business Crime Hub in a document HERE


The National Crime Agency has joined forces with other leading organisations to warn the public and businesses of fraud and scams relating to COVID-19

At a local level we have been made aware by Islington Council that businesses are being approached by organisations asking for a fee to secure a COVID-19 grant. Please DO NOT believe this or engage with such companies. Islington Council is handling business grants directly.

Advice for all to follow is provided on the NCA WEBSITE


The Station Commander of Islington Fire Station has provided the following guidance for businesses in the Angel in relation to COVID-19

  • Put security measures in place to reduce risks of arson & waste build up in unoccupied buildings
  • Review the maintenance of potential ignition sources e.g. extraction systems
  • Ensure all electrical appliances are switched off and plugs removed from sockets in unoccupied buildings
  • Check fire alarm systems are in working order
  • Make sure fire doors are closed
  • Dispose of any waste
  • If possible, display a contact number that can be used to call a key holder in an emergency

More fire safety guidance for businesses is available on the LFB WEBSITE.




Our street clean team are out in the town centre helping to ensure its cleanliness and hygiene

The team are completing additional tasks, such as deep cleaning bins and other street furniture. On behalf of all businesses in the Angel we thank them for providing this essential service.

If your business is still operational at this time and require recycling bags and stickers, please email us on or call 020 7288 4377.




Our cultural venues in the Angel are providing online content to entertain and support everyone at this time

The Little Angel Theatre – has wonderful ‘at home’ resource for those with young children (and the young at heart!). Videos of stories suitable for children for aged 3 upwards and accompanied by simple craft activity sheets. Please spread the word of this amazing resource!

The Kings Head Theatre – each weekday from 1pm they live stream a different perspective on the theatre; from artists’ talks to skills sessions. Log in to their Facebook or Instagram channels

Sadler’s Wells – has created its own Digital Stage which will show a different full length performance each week. In addition, they have weekly online dance workshops for both younger and older audiences to take part in.

Almeida Theatre – has rounded up some of their favourite moments for you to enjoy online. These include mesmerising monologues from the likes of Andrew Scott, to inspiring historical speeches orated by famed actors including Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.





We are working closely with our strategic partners to ensure that Angel’s businesses have the support you need in these unprecedented times.

Christine, our Chief Executive, participates in a daily video conference call with senior managers at Islington Council. This gives us knowledge of the Council’s progress in supporting the Angel’s businesses through grant funding etc. and also means we are a vital conduit to feedback issues, concerns (and compliments) on behalf of the business community.

Since the start of the outbreak we have been sending e-shots to business giving guidance and advice tailored for you, our BID levy payers. All of the e-shots are available on our website.

The Business Support website created by the Govt. provides official guidance and support to businesses.

We also recommend the London Growth Hub website as an excellent resource for Angel’s businesses.


If you have any business related query, or would like to discuss anything, please contact us on or call 020 7288 4377.