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My Advice Gateway

My Advice Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunities. Other services include sections on banking, insurance and how to manage debt.

There is so much information available on the internet that it can often be a tedious and time consuming activity to search through the mass of advice that is available in order to find the information you need. Even government websites that have been set up to provide help can be difficult to find your way around.

My Advice Gateway has been built to help you find the information you need quickly and effectively. Links will take you to authoritative advice or the precise application form you need.

We hope you will find My Advice Gateway useful. If you do, why not tell your friends. . .


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National Restrictions

The current national restrictions for England are:

  • You must not socialise in groups larger than six, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies).
  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that must remain closed in law.
  • Certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am.
  • Businesses and venues selling food for the consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, clilck-and-collect or drive-through.
  • Schools and universities remain open.
  • Places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of six.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees.
  • Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of six is followed.
  • You must continue to wear a face covering where necessary, follow social distancing rules, work from home where you can and be cautious if using public transport.

Three Tier Alert Levels

On Monday October 12th, following the rise in the number of COVID 19 cases in several areas of England, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would be implementing a three tier system for COVID alert levels in England.

The levels are :

  • Tier 1 - Medium
  • Tier 2 - High  
  • Tier 3 - Very High

The classification of areas will be decided based on the Covid-19 transmission rate, incidence and test positivity, the number of older and at-risk age groups that are infected, hospital admissions and other factors.

These measures came into force from Wednesday 14 October 2020 and will be kept under constant review and can change as required.

Details of the lockdown restrictions within each tier are available at the following links:

Check Covid restrictions in your area

You can check the local restrictions in your area, find out what you can do and cannot do and what the restrictions are if you travel to another area by using your post code at the following links: