- The Government’s central page for information about coronavirus:
- Government FAQs on what you can and can’t do after 4th July:
- MK Council’s guidance page:
- Daily updates from MK Council are put out through their social media channels, @mkcouncil1 on Facebook and @mkcouncil on Twitter.
- MK’s Mayor, Cllr Andrew Geary, gives regular updates on the Mayor’s Facebook page, @MayorMK.
Support and guidance for business
- MK Council has launched a #RestartMK campaign to support local businesses and high streets as they reopen. More information can be found here:
- The Council has produced free to use safety signage for local businesses and groups to display. This can be found here:
- MK Council has set up up a High Street Helpline that business owners can call for advice on reopening safely and imaginatively, managing any issues on the public highway and any licensing queries. The number is 01908 254188 and it is operating Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
- Government guidance and support for businesses, including how to reopen safely, can be found here:
- MK Council has produced two booklets, the ‘MK good neighbour guide’ and ‘how you can help’, both of which can be found here:
- MK Council and MK Community Foundation have launched an appeal fund, the MK Emergency Response Appeal. Through this, you can donate money to help fund MK charities and community groups that are supporting vulnerable people through the coronavirus outbreak. You can donate and find out more here:
- MK Council has teamed up with the MK Foodbank to launch Foodbank Xtra to offer more help to those who find themselves in crisis during the outbreak. You can find out how to donate or access the service here:
- Community Action: MK has published a list of local groups offering support in response to the outbreak:
- This resource helps to give you an idea of what financial support you might be able to get during the coronavirus outbreak:
- If you are worried about your financial situation because of coronavirus, guidance from the Council on what help is available is given here:
- If you, or anyone you know, is at risk from issues such as self-neglect, domestic violence, or other harm visit MK Council’s safeguarding pages for advice (in an emergency call 999):
- MK-Act provides support to those suffering domestic abuse:
- If you want to report an issue such as fraud you can contact 0808 2231133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking after your mental health
- The NHS has put together this resource to help you look after your mental health during this difficult time:
- And here is one from the charity Mind:
If you’re aged 11-25, live in Milton Keynes and are struggling with your mental health, you can access support from Kooth online:
- MK Council is having to change or limit how it runs its services. Information can be found here, but also on the Council’s social media pages (@mkcouncil1 on Facebook and @mkcouncil on Twitter):