The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council has shut down its offices to the public due to the coronavirus.

From today, Wednesday, the public are not allowed to enter Maidenhead town hall unless there is a planned appointment booked or if you hear from the council otherwise.

The statement from the council said: “This is to protect you and our staff as well as ensuring our ability to continue to provide vital services.

“You can report, pay or apply for many services online.

“If you do call please bear with us as the lines may be busy.”

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Residents can access the council services online at or call the council on 01628 683800.

Museums, libraries, children’s centres and youth centres are all closed from today until further notice.

However, books can still be returned using the drop box outside all buildings and the Royal Borough said they will waive any fines accrued during this.

Books can be renewed at and the library can still be contacted by telephone on 01628 796969.

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Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of the council, said: “Clearly this is not a decision that we have taken lightly. It is one based upon current government guidance and scientific advice.”

“The safety of our residents, especially vulnerable residents, and our staff is paramount.”

Updates for residents and businesses will provided at