Coronavirus

Please see our coronavirus pages for the latest guidance, how services are affected, and what help is available.

Coronavirus and non-council services

NHS equipment call-back

If you have been loaned equipment such as beds, mattresses, hoists or commodes that you no longer use, please contact 0344 893 6960 or email enquiries@berkshire.nrs-uk.net to arrange a free collection.

NHS Hand It Back poster

Green Doctor home energy service

Green Doctors are energy advisers who can help Slough residents who are eligible, save money, stay warm, and improve energy efficiency in the home.

They are now offering free pre-booked phone consultations as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please see  home energy advice for more information.

Pharmacies

  • Lloyds Pharmacies have reduced their opening hours. For the latest information, please go the Lloyds Pharmacy website.

Slough Walk in Centre

The minor illness and injury unit at Slough Walk in Centre is to be temporarily suspended from 30 April as part of the national effort to combat Covid-19 (coronavirus).

Patients will still be able to access treatment for minor ailments via their GP surgery, which they can access by phone or online. Further information is available on their practice website and help is also available via the NHS 111 service, by dialling 111 or visiting: www.111.nhs.uk

All GP surgeries, are offering alternatives to visiting surgeries in person, so we are asking that patients do not go to their practice unless they have a face-to-face appointment with a GP or nurse confirmed. The Chapel Medical Practice, at the same site as the Slough Walk in Centre remains open for these specific pre-booked face-to-face appointments. Please visit the practice website for further information including on registering as a patient.

Anybody needing treatment for injuries such as suspected fractures, should still attend their local Accident and Emergency unit at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough in the normal way.

Travel

Bus

To make it easier for the elderly and vulnerable to access supermarkets and other services opening exclusively for those groups earlier in the day, the council has scrapped the current limits placed on concessionary bus passes. Holders will now be able to use their bus passes before 9.30am.

  • Most bus operators in Slough are now operating a Saturday schedule with Sunday schedules continuing to run on Sundays. However, you are advised to contact operators themselves for the latest information:

Rail

  • GWR is operating a new timetable from Monday 23 March.
  • The planned Crossrail works for this Easter will not be going ahead.
  • The station enhancements for the Elizabeth line are also currently suspended.