The Knaphillian would like to extend grateful thanks on behalf of ALL the residents of Knaphill and nearby villages, to the shops, businesses, schools and other services that remained open during the Covid-19 lockdown. We are humbled by the courage and kindness of the managers and staff that have been maintaining essential services.

As well as the incredible work that everyone working for the NHS and in private care facilities locally and nationally have been doing, which is appreciated so much by all of us, we strongly feel these people have also been our heroes during this time and should be acknowledged.

Here is a list of those essential services that we are aware of that stayed open for us or, we believe, will have done. We are bound to have missed some out, so will be grateful to readers for additions and corrections to this list (please email

Heathcot Medical Practice
Boots Chemist, Knaphill
Lloyds Pharmacy at Sainsbury’s
Woking and Sam Beare Hospice
The Priory Hospital
Cygnet Hospital
Pet Doctor’s veterinary surgery
Ford Mears & Partners Funeral Directors
Co-op Knaphill Funeralcare
Woking Funeral Service
Alan Greenwood & Sons Funeral Directors
Mayfair Homecare
County Care
Home Instead Senior Care
Astor Care and Nursing Agency
Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership
The Garibaldi pub (for collecting donations to W&SB Hospice)
Knaphill Post Office
Knaphill Post Office Shop
Harry and Kay’s convenience store
Your Local Store
The Co-op (High Street and Victoria Road branches)
Tesco Local
Esso Petrol Station
Sarwells Newsagents
Sainsbury’s Petrol Station
Kate’s Eco Shop
Oscar’s Pet Food delivery
The York Road Project
Woking Foodbank
Shah Jahan Mosque (for food deliveries to vulnerable families)
The Royal Mail
Arriva Bus
Falcon Buses
White Bus
Joint Waste Solutions
Woking Borough Council
Surrey Police
RSPCA Chobham
Surrey Ambulance Services
Surrey Fire and Rescue
Knaphill and local community teaching staff
Hermes, DPD, ParcelForce, TNT Direct
Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado, Morrisons, Cook, Iceland and all food delivery services and drivers