Information on coronavirus - Luton Council
COVID-19 is an infectious disease affecting your lungs and airways caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Read an overview of COVID-19 on the WHO website.
Make sure you understand the latest government and health advice to protect yourselves and others.
Changes to bin collections, community building closures and all other service updates due to the coronavirus outbreak.
We can put you in touch with local groups, organisations and volunteers to get the supplies you need if you're self isolating.
Guidance on benefits, money, work and Council Tax.
Find out about grants, loans, business rates relief and guidance for keeping your staff and customers safe.
Guidance and financial support in the sad event of losing a loved one during these difficult times.
Coronavirus and its impact can create worry and stress for many people. See guidance on looking after yourself. Includes support for anyone affected by domestic abuse.
Information on school closures and important information about Luton’s educational establishments.
Information for religious and faith groups, inter-generational households, travel advice, translated resources and other useful links.
Read about the wonderful acts of kindness across our communities to support people through the Covid-19 crisis.
Council engaging emergency budget proposals
Luton Council is now seeking views from residents of the town on its initial thinking of how it can make the required savings.
Advice for businesses
We have added further updates to our business support pages including details on the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme and how you can sign up to the government’s information webinars.
Discretionary business support grant
The government has announced a discretionary fund aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. We've been working hard to launch the scheme and are pleased to say applications are now live.
Roadmap for reopening of retail businesses
Car showrooms will reopen from 1 June, as soon as they are able to meet the Covid-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers.
All other non-essential retail including shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, and indoor markets, will be expected to be able to reopen from 15 June if the government’s five tests are met and they follow the Covid-19 secure guidelines.
Businesses will only be able to open once they've completed a risk assessment and are confident they're managing the risks. They must have taken the necessary steps to become Covid-19 secure, in line with the current health and safety legislation. We'll give more details once the government has announced further guidance.
Parking charges and enforcement
From 1 June 2020, we will continue to lift parking charges which apply to all council owned car parks and we've made some changes to our parking bays and enforcement activities.