Coronavirus: latest updates

Council buildings closed to the public

All council buildings are closed to the public. We will continue to deliver essential public services.

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Read more government guidance and support.

Coronavirus support and advice

Business support

The Government has made a series of announcements about the support available to businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic:

Support for business 

Community volunteering and support

What we’re doing and how you can help.

Community support

Coronavirus help and support

Get the support you need. Let us know if you or someone you know needs help.

Help and support 

Our find support services map shows organisations that are open but providing an online or phone alternative to their usual activities in response to Coronavirus.

Find support services map

Council service updates

Visit service pages to view the latest information about changes to services.

Council service updates

Financial help

Find out what financial help you could be entitled to and how to apply for it.

Financial help

Parking exemptions for key workers

We are providing parking exemptions for key workers on the front line of the borough’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Key worker exemptions


There have been reports of criminals who are trying to take advantage of people’s vulnerability at a time when they are likely to be distracted by concerns regarding the coronavirus.

Watch out for scams

Schools update

Schools update and advice 

Page updated on: 13 May 2020