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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Visit our coronavirus pages for the latest updates.


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Playgrounds re-open from Saturday 4 July

We are re-opening many of our outdoor playgrounds on a trial basis, in response to a further relaxing of the government’s lockdown measures.

The Look Out play area remains closed as this needs extra measures to be put in place.

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Bracknell Forest is #OpenForBusiness

We are urging the community to shop local and support our high streets as shops, restaurants and cafes start to open after the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic.


Our COVID-19 outbreak control plan

A summary of our COVID-19 outbreak control plan is now available.

The summary pulls out the key components of how the council, along with its local and regional partners, will work with residents and communities to respond to localised outbreaks of COVID-19, should they occur.

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Have your say on council ward boundary changes

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Bracknell Forest Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 September 2020.

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Residents urged to get tested for coronavirus

Residents are being urged to self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible if they develop coronavirus symptoms, to prevent spreading the virus in the community.

As well as local testing options, a new testing centre is now open in Slough.

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Celebrating Windrush Day 2020

Windrush Day celebrates the British Caribbean community’s sacrifice, hardship and contribution to Britain.

Bracknell Forest residents are being encouraged to celebrate Windrush Day through a number of home-based activities and events this year.

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A322 Downshire Way improvements now complete

The A322 Downshire Way has fully re-opened to the public after completion of the highway improvement scheme to deliver a dual carriageway between the Twin Bridges and Horse and Groom roundabouts.