Slough's Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre is opening up unused spaces to support groups or charities that are currently working to support people during the COVID-19 crisis.

Many shops and businesses have closed their doors during the crisis - leaving spaces that managers there are offering for free where they can serve as a useful hub for support services.

The doors of the centre are still open. Shops still operating are Adams Fruit, Iceland, the Vitamin Shop and the One Below discount shop.

Superdrug is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm for prescriptions with Barclays and Santander banks open for business too.

Alex Long, head of retail analysis at British Land which manages the centre, said: "Despite the current Coronavirus crisis we are pleased to still be able to keep these key stores open ensuring local residents continue to have access to essential products and services."

Charities or support groups that would like to take advantage of a free space in the centre from which to operate are asked to contact the manager Chris Shaw on