COVID19 : resident and business update

We will continue to keep residents and businesses updated about our community response hub, waste collections, and much more via our website and social media.

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2. COVID19 : Information for businesses

We will be updating this page with guidance and updates for businesses on the COVID19 response, if you require any further information, please email : [email protected].

Monday 29 June 2020

New and updated workplace guides – For industry sectors opening up from Saturday 4 July 

Following the recent announcement of the lifting of more of the covid-19 restrictions, the existing workplace guides have been updated and new guides developed for the additional industry sectors planning to re-open.

General food safety advice may still be found on the Food Standards Agency website.

Workplace safety may be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

For any covid safety queries or concerns, we may be contacted using our environmental services covid complaints and enquiries online form.

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Working safely : shops and branches guidance

Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. 

Legionella - Re-opening advice for any business during COVID-19 

Buildings that have been closed for a number of weeks during COVID-19 have an increased legionella risk.  All business owners, duty holders and food business operators, have a duty to ensure that any risks are identified and controlled before re-opening to staff and customers.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has produced advice on what you must do to re-open safely.

The Health and Safety Executive has further guidance on managing Legionella.

For any safety queries or concerns, we may be contacted using our environmental services workplace safety online form.

Monday 1 June 2020

Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund

The Business Rates team have awarded the new Expanded Retail Relief, Nursery Relief and have been contacting businesses who may be eligible for the Small Business, Retail and Leisure Grants.  
The Department of Business, Energy and Strategy has also provided further funding in the form of a Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund for those who have not been eligible for other forms of funding. 

The grant is aimed at small businesses who were not eligible for the previously announced Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund. The fund is intended to help cover fixed costs faced by the businesses where they can demonstrate that they cannot meet these.

Full details of the scheme, including how to apply is available on our business rates web page.  Applications were open between 1 June 2020 to 7 June 2020.

Friday 29 May 2020

COVID-19 : Care provider support

In response to the pandemic, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead continues to work closely with all partners across the Frimley Integrated Care System, including Berkshire Care Association, to support providers of social care to deliver the best possible care to the Borough’s residents both in care homes and in the community. 

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Friday 22 May 2020

Reopening checklist for food businesses during COVID-19 

Food Standards Agency has published a checklist to support businesses to reopen safely during COVID-19 after a period of inaction.

For any food safety queries or concerns, please contact using our environmental services food safety online form.

Friday 15 May 2020

Support for businesses 

The support for businesses and business rate relief document has been updated. Support for business faqs.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Redeployment service launched for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19 redundancies

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP is working with the National Careers Service to create the Berkshire Redundancy and Redeployment Service in order to match those recently made redundant with new work in sectors experiencing a surge in employment demand.

For more information, please see the Thames Valley Berkshire website.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Working safely during the COVID19 outbreak. This guidance is for employers and those who are self-employed and work with or near other people. It may also be useful to workers and their representatives. Please see the HSE website for details.

Monday 4 May

Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool

A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Business Growth Hub

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership recognises that Coronavirus is causing significant concern and disruption to businesses of all sizes and will do for the foreseeable future. The LEP is determined to play a role in ensuring that businesses in Berkshire are able to run as efficiently as possible and remain productive.

In response to Government’s series of economic measures to help businesses, the LEP has established a Covid-19 Task and Finish Group of key stakeholders including the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub, Thames Valley Chambers of Commerce, FSB, IoD, CBI and Local Authorities to work collaboratively to ensure businesses in Berkshire are kept up to date with developments, have access to finance available and are provided with as much support as we are able to. 

See the Business Growth Hub website for more information.

Planning applications

As we are all adapting to the rapidly developing situation regarding Covid-19 we wanted to advise you of our current business continuity arrangements for managing planning applications. You will appreciate that as an organisation we are understandably focussing on protecting lives, providing community leadership, ensuring business continuity and preparing for recovery.

Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to know about coronavirus and food, please see useful links below on the latest information for businesses or charities offering a delivery or take away service.

CIEH new food delivery and takeaway covid-19 guidance


Some voluntary organisations providing food for the community are required to be registered as a ‘food business’ even if no charge is being made for the food provided. 

Organisations in the Royal Borough can be registered (if required).

Payment of goods and services 

Due to the closure of the council buildings we are not receiving post in the normal way. Invoices due for payment should either be emailed directly to the officer at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead or if you do not have a contact, then please email: [email protected] who will distribute to the relevant service.

Once received then the invoice will be processed electronically in the normal way. 

Coronavirus information in different languages

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in a number of languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice.