Over the last few days we've seen an increase in our staff being subject to abuse while they are maintaining critical services. Our staff are working really hard to keep our communities safe. Please be kind.
A number of Coronavirus-related scam complaints have been received this week so our Trading Standards team have put together a list of top tips to help residents stay safe during this time.
Ask to see ID from anyone who comes to your front door
Do not let uninvited callers into your home.
No one, including the NHS and police, is conducting door-to-door Coronavirus tests. If anyone comes to your door and claims be conducting tests please call 999.
If you have a letter through the door offering help, check to see that the offer is genuine. If unsure ask a family member or friend or neighbour first.
Do you not give away personal information.
Do you not hand over bank cards or give out your PIN number either on the doorstep or over the telephone.
Communicate regularly with your neighbours and consider joining your neighbourhood watch scheme.
A few useful contacts:
Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East have set up 'Hear for you', a call service for the elderly which offers emotional support and practical help if needed 01753 497888.
Our community wardens are still out working in your community 01628 685636.
If you notice suspicious behaviour be sure to call 101.
If you are self-employed you can find all the guidance you need following the government announcement on support available during COVID-19 on our new business support page.
Food business guidance
The government have issued updated guidance for food businesses during COVID-19. You can find all the info you need here on our website
Wedding bookings for 2021
Update from our registrars: if you are contacting us for a 2021 wedding we cannot book these currently.
We will let you know as soon as we can take bookings for 2021 on our Twitter or Facebook pages and on our website. Please bear with us as we support couples who are postponing 2020 weddings due to COVID-19.
Libraries online resources
Books can no longer be returned using the drop-off boxes. We will waive any fines accrued during this time. You can still continue to renew books online. If you need any further advice, please contact the libraries team via email: Maidenhead.firstname.lastname@example.org..