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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for Residents

Like all councils we want to support our local communities as much as possible during the current coronavirus pandemic.

On this page you can find information about about how local services are operating and the practical support we can offer to residents. 

Our website also has sections on:

Information for Businesses

Weeknotes - Updates from the Leader and Chief Executive of the council

You can now receive updates on information, advice and support relating to coronavirus straight to your inbox. Sign up to our e-bulletin here.

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Community Support Hub

Many people will already have family, friends and neighbours who can help them if they have to stay at home for prolonged periods. We also know there are some fantastic charities and community groups doing amazing work throughout the district, some of which we are coordinating through our Community Support Hub.

However, we also know there are some people who are not so lucky. If you are struggling, need help and aren't able to find the information you need online, please get in touch with our Community Support Hub on (01635) 503579.

Keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit the Newbury Weekly News website for community updates. 

See how we're celebrating local community heroes in West Berkshire.  

Downloadable Leaflet

pdf icon Advice for residents during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic [114kb]

This leaflet gives you some information which will help keep you safe during the coronavirus pandemic and tells you about help which is available from West Berkshire Council such as protecting yourself, financial support and how to get help from our Community Support Hub as we work together to minimise the impact in our district.

We have also, in consultation with our BAMER community, translated the leaflet into pdf icon Hindi [145kb], pdf icon Urdu [280kb] and pdf icon Portuguese [115kb].

If you are aware that you have vulnerable neighbours and could either print a copy out for them to pop through their door or can telephone them to let them know what help it offers please do.  We do not expect or ask anyone who is in the shielded or vulnerable categories to do this. If you are Covid-19 symptom free and wish to distribute copies please adhere to the national guidance of hand hygiene and social distancing - use hand sanitiser and wash your hand with soap and water for 20 seconds or more before touching anything. Keep two metres away from others and only go out if it's essential.

Coronavirus: Car Parks
Information about the status of the council's car parks.
Information about schools and the Early Years provision in West Berkshire.
Information about how Council Tax, benefits and Universal Credit are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, how to avoid scams and other financial help
Information about the status of the council's waste services.
Information about the status of the council's leisure, cultural and library services.
Health advice to help you avoid catching or spreading coronavirus, and its symptoms.
Information about the status of local transport, including buses
Information about adult social care services run by the council during the coronavirus pandemic.
Information about the status of council meetings and functions