Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do


Current advice for businesses, amended in July 2020, on retail closures and what premises can remain open can be found on the .Gov.UK website. We are expecting this document to be updated again, around 25th July. We will update the link as soon as the new rules are available.

The government published a 50-page document on 11th May called 'Our Plan to Rebuild' which you can read here.

Our Business Advice team is currently offering free advice and signposting for businesses. If you are struggling to understand the legislation please contact us by e-mail or call on 01908 252504.

If you would like to find out a bit more about their usual role please visit their webpage.

It is important for businesses re-opening to be aware of the risks relating to Legionella in water systems which have not been used during this lockdown period. Legionella is found naturally in the environment and its growth in water systems may lead to a severe respiratory illness called Legionnaires’ disease. All buildings with a water supply which is currently shut could be at risk. More guidance on managing the risks associated with Legionella can be found on the HSE and PHE website. If you have any enquiries relating to Legionella, please contact the Environmental Health Food and Safety team by e-mail

If you are a resident of Milton Keynes and you are concerned about a COVID-19 scam, for example fake cures, price gouging and businesses opening when they should be closed, please visit our incident reporting page for more information. 

Last Updated: 16 July 2020