Milton Keynes along with the rest of England is currently under national lock down rules.
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person (in which case you should stay 2m apart). Exercise should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligible
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local – unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely – expected to be until February half term at least. Early Years settings remain open.
These are the current regulations. For all the latest government advice and restrictions can be found on the Government website.
The NHS website contains information on how to book a Covid test, what the symptoms are and how to self isolate and treat the symptoms.
The Milton Keynes Council website has links to various local resources to assist residents during this pandemic.
If you’re in a high risk category (e.g. over 70, you would usually be eligible for a flu jab, or you are pregnant) and have no other local support (e.g. friends/family/neighbours) and need help to access food or medicine, call us on 01908 252398. Calls will be taken Monday to Friday between 9am and 5:15pm (NB not on bank holidays). Please note, this helpline is people who have no other support to turn to. If you do have friends and neighbours who can help, please do keep this resource free for people in need.
If you are aware of a vulnerable neighbour who may need help please let them know of the help available to them.
Last updated 5 February 2021