MKFM's COVID-19 Guide

    Here, keep up to date with the ever changing circumstances in Milton Keynes, ranging from job vacancies to amended shopping hours...

    What are the temporary jobs currently on offer in Milton Keynes?

    The Shore Group – The Shore Group is looking for various roles to fill in supermarkets across the country including shelf stacking. 12 hour shifts at £11.50 p/h. Send your CV to:

    Tesco – Part time, flexible staff are being taken on at the Milton Keynes Kingston store. Click here to find out more. 

    Co-op - The Co-Op has created 5,000 jobs, both temporary and permanent, nationwide for people who have lost their jobs due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

    Aldi - Aldi is hiring temporary employees to start immediately. Click here to visit the website.

    BP Retail - BP Retail has released some short term roles. Find out more.

    Milton Keynes Hospital - Volunteers are needed at MK Hospital to support staff and patients. Please email or call 01908 996060. All roles are appropriate, and no patient care is involved.

    Asda - Asda in Bletchley are looking for temporary staff. Click here to go to Asda's website. 

    MacIntyre - The local charity MacIntyre have temporary paid roles and voluntary roles available. Contact for more information.

    Amazon - Amazon's fulfilment centres are looking for extra staff. Click here to visit the website. 

    Just Eat - Just Eat are looking for delivery drivers within the local area. Drivers are paid weekly. Find out more.

    Have you spotted any more temporary jobs available in MK? Get in touch.

    Gestures for NHS Workers

    Domino's Pizza - 100,000 pizzas delivered across the UK & Ireland

    Burger King – Free drink

    L’Occitane – Free 30ml Hand Cream

    Leon Restaurants – 50% discount

    Missguided – 40% discount

    Arnold Clark – Transport assistance 

    Vita Coco – Free crate of coconut water

    Have you spotted another gesture for NHS workers? Get in touch

    Closures / amended opening hours

    Leisure Closures - to name a few... 

    All Gulliver’s land parks are temporarily closed until further notice 

    Cineworld and Odeon in Milton Keynes closed until further notice

    MK Gallery and MK Theatre are both closed until further notice

    Pink Punters shut until further notice

    Woburn Centre Parcs – temporarily closed 

    Bletchley Park Visitor Centre – Closed until Thursday 30th April

    Retail Closures

    Following the Government's announcement on Monday 23rd March, all shops selling non-essential goods closed until further notice. This includes clothing and electronic stores - as well as other premises like libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship.

    These stores have closed at centre:mk (as of 22/3):

    Disney, Morano's, TK Maxx, Build a bear, Ask Italian, Virgin Holidays, Clarks, Head Way, Yo sushi, Electric Vehicle Centre, River Island, L'Occitane, Typo, Byron Burger, Phelans, Castle Fine Art, Khiels, The Body shop, Carluccio's, Pizza Express, Hobbs, Phase Eight, White Company, Moss Bross, Apricot, Lush, Hotel Chocolat, Nomination Italy, Jigsaw, Whittards, Ann Summers, Joules, Smiggle, Oliver Bonas, Quiz, Bravissimo, Pandora, The Perfume Shop, Swarovski, Skechers, Cafe Rouge.

    McDonalds – Closed until further notice. 

    TGI Fridays – All restaurants are temporarily closed.

    Prezzo – Both Milton Keynes restaurants will be closed until further notice.

    Nandos - Another one of the restaurants to fully close. 

    Costa, Starbucks and Pret a Manger - The coffee chains have temporarily closed. 


    Tesco Wolverton – Closed from 10pm until 6am until further notice.

    Asda Bletchley – 24 hours ceased to operate.

    The operating hours at Asda in Bletchley are as follows: 

    Monday 07:00-00:00

    Tuesday 06:00-00:00

    Wednesday 06:00-00:00

    Thursday 06:00-00:00

    Friday 06:00-00:00

    Saturday 06:00-22:00

    Sunday 09:30-16:00 (09:30-10:00 for browsing only)

    Postponed Events

    As of Monday 23rd March, the Government has banned all gatherings of more than 2 people. All events due to take place in the near future will not go ahead. Many local events have been postponed until later on the year, including: 

    Chase and Status at Marshall Arena – Postponed until Saturday 17th October

    MK Marathon – Rearranged for 5th and 6th September

    MK Job Show – Rearranged for Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September

    School closures

    ALL MK schools (including nurseries, private schools and sixth forms) will close from Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future. This excludes vulnerable children and the children of key workers. Click here to read a statement from the Education Secretary. 

    Church, mosque and places of prayer closures

    As of Monday 23rd March, the Government has closed all places of worship. The Government has also stopped all social events​, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but will allow funerals.

    Food Takeaway / Deliveries

    Independent businesses will feel the effects of the coronavirus the most, with many struggling through the quiet periods. Below is a list of local independent businesses who are delivering or offering collection takeaways: 

    Akasaka – CMK and Wolverton – Sushi and Japanese

    Delivery radius 3 miles for both MK and Wolverton

    Call 01908 677111 (CMK) or 09108 313890 (Wolverton) or via

    Legend One Sushi Bar - 

    Delivering to Central Milton Keynes through Starship Delivery Robots or if you are further afield you can order delivery or takeaway.

    Order via Starship Deliveries App or call 01908 666617

    Pin Petch Thai Restaurant -

    3.5 mile delivery radius from Newport Pagnell. They have extended delivery radius to accommodate those who are self-isolating or being cautious.

    Order through Starship Deliveries app or via

    Fratelli Cucina Italiana – Family run Italian restaurants in Woburn and Ampthill.

    Free Delivery on orders over £25.

    Delivery radius within 5 miles of Woburn and 5 miles of Ampthill.

    View the menu online at

    Call to order. Woburn: 01525 290105 Ampthill: 01925 405551

    La Collina – Italian restaurant in Little Brickhill.

    Delivery to surrounding areas – check when you call.

    Order through Uber Eats or call and collect: 01525 261298

    Nonna’s Italian Woburn Sands -

    Collection and Takeaway

    Call 01908 584397. Click for the menu

    Greedy Pizza -

    Delivery in MK1-MK17, LU7 and MK43 postcodes.

    Order via Just Eat or call 01908 379272.

    Percy’s BBQ -

    Delivery – Most MK postcodes, check when ordering

    Call 01908 568007 or order online

    The circumstances are constantly changing day by day. Have you noticed something that is out of date on this guide? Get in touch with MKFM.



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