Covid-19

Following the most recently issued UK Government Covid-19 advice, this dedicated webpage has been created to provide you with relevant information.

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Travel

In line with Government legislation, face coverings are mandatory on public transport. Please follow this guidance and note that only card payments will be accepted.

The Milton Park shuttle bus operator, Thames Travel, is running its usual service to and from Didcot Station. Please note that the frequency of bus services is determined by the County Traffic Commissioner, but we will continue to monitor passenger numbers and Thames Travel will ensure that services run accordingly to allow safe social distancing. 

Bus timetables and route maps are available on the getting here page.

Further details on Thames Travel’s Covid measures, can be found: www.thames-travel.co.uk/covid-19. Here you can also find information on using the ‘When2Travel’ tool, which provides up-to-date capacity predictions so you can choose to travel on quieter buses.

Any changes to the Milton Park shuttle bus and cycle hire will be provided through the Mi-Link journey planner, which also covers trains, public service buses and other forms of transport. View the Mi-Link website for more information.  

Amenities

Please see the Park amenities page for current operating status of each of the amenity providers.

Events

Unfortunately, all Park-based events have been suspended until further notice. We are closely monitoring the situation in relation to the Government’s guidelines and once we are in a position to resume regular events, we will let you know.

Milton Park-based occupiers are still able to take advantage of free boot camp workouts with JWS Fitness & Wellbeing. These sessions are currently being delivered virtually. To find out more information and to book a session, click here.

For those of you who attend Yoga and Languages at Lunch, your instructor will have contacted you about virtual classes.

Property and facilities management

As part of their day-to-day property and facilities management function, CBRE and Ashdown Phillips are responsible for all health and safety matters at Milton Park. Following Government and Public Health England guidance, Both service providers take active practical steps, to monitor the evolving situation and provide safe working practices across the Milton Park community.

CBRE's role covers the whole Milton Park estate and managed buildings, whilst Ashdown Phillips undertakes the operational management of Milton Park's Innovation Centre at 99 Park Drive.

Returning to work

Milton Park has remained open throughout the pandemic for those that cannot work from home.

Please keep the facilities service providers informed of your return to work plans so measures can be adapted, if necessary. 

For Milton Park, the CBRE team can be contacted on: facilities@miltonpark.com.

For Innovation Centre, the contact email address is: icteam@miltonpark.com.

The following documents provide information for occupiers and their staff, covering social distancing, hygiene and health & safety responsibilities. Please keep checking this page for further updates.

Meeting rooms at the Innovation Centre are available for essential purposes and the team will try to accommodate these meetings where possible. To book a meeting room or see a copy of our risk assessment, click here.

Covid-19 positive test results

Businesses and the supply chain partners are requested to notify the service providers immediately of any confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19 amongst people working at Milton Park. This allows building occupiers to be informed and appropriate additional cleaning for the communal areas to be arranged.

Security

The current 24-hour manned guarding remains in place and occupiers can use Security for any ad-hoc access requests to their buildings.

A reminder

You can read the Government’s information for the public: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Government guidance to employers and businesses can be accessed here.

Further helpful links include:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.

 

We hope that you and your families stay safe and well.

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We have been humbled by not only our own occupiers’ response to the pandemic but those around us in Oxfordshire. Thank you to the NHS, key workers and for everyone doing their bit to keep us all safe.

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