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COVID-19 mobile testing unit

A COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be in Maidenhead from Friday 15 May for up to two days.

You can apply for a test if you are:
  • an essential worker with coronavirus symptoms
  • aged 65 or over with coronavirus symptoms
  • someone who cannot work from home and has coronavirus symptoms (for example, construction workers or delivery drivers)

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can apply if they live with an essential worker, a person aged 65 or over, or someone who travels to work.

You can also apply for a test if you have a clinical referral from NHS 111 online.
Coronavirus symptoms are a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.

To book a COVID-19 test,   click here .
Support for residents

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working with local charities and other partners to provide a community response for those who don’t have support and need advice or practical help at this time.

As part of this response we’ve created an online resource to support our residents through these challenging times.

By visiting the  community hub  on our website, you can request support from our volunteering community, register to  become a volunteer  yourself or access a range of information, support and help on a variety of subjects including:
  1. Support for families, parents or single people
  2. Financial support for individuals, families and businesses
  3. Benefits and guidance on how to claim
  4. Information and advice for residents in social housing
  5. Information for landlords and tenants
  6. Access to foodbanks and free school meals and much more

The information is for guidance only and if you are unsure of what your rights are you should contact Citizens Advice Maidenhead on 01628 674842 or visit the relevant government website.
Stafferton Way site

Monday saw the opening of the Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site.

The site is open from 8am-8pm, Monday to Sunday. Residents should visit on a set day depending on which ward they live in. Don't forget to take along an Advantage Card or proof of residence on the day.

See the website for which day you can go and what can be disposed of.
Mental Health Awareness week 18-24 May

Next week is Mental Health Awareness week (18-24 May).

Throughout the week we will be sharing information and resources from mental health charities and healthcare providers that you might find useful, via our  Facebook page  and  Twitter account . If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues there is a range of local support available to you - visit the East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group  website  or our Royal Borough  website  for more information.
 
The theme for Mental Health Awareness week this year is kindness. In support of this, we want to celebrate the many acts of kindness that are happening across the Royal Borough so we’re encouraging residents to share any acts of kindness you’ve seen since the start of the pandemic. This could be from keyworkers, council employees or other residents - email us your examples at  communications@rbwm.gov.uk  or share them on our  Facebook  and  Twitter  pages #RBWMTogether.
 
Help us to spread a little kindness during Mental Health Awareness week.
Windsor Bridge

Windsor Bridge will be lit blue every evening, sponsored by Royal Borough contractors Serco and Tivoli.

The picture shows the view from Eton over the bridge towards Windsor with Windsor Castle in the background. The sponsored lighting is in support of NHS and other key works dealing with the COVID-19 crisis .
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