The problems caused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented, affecting young people, adults, the elderly & vulnerable, employers and businesses alike. Advice and support is available from a wide range of sources across the country.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is far reaching affecting young people, adults, the elderly & vulnerable, employers and businesses alike. A network of advice and support to help manage the wide range of problems created has sprung up across the country.

Advice and Support from GOV.UK

Advice and support on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic including

  • Staying safe
  • Testing and self-isolating
  • International travel
  • Vaccination
  • Self-employment and businesses
  • Work and support
  • Schools, universities, education and childcare

is available from GOV.UK.

NHS Advice

Additional advice and support including:

  • Symptoms
  • Testing
  • Vaccination
  • NHS COVID Pass
  • Self-isolation and treating symptoms
  • People at higher risk
  • How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
  • Long-term effects (long COVID)
  • Using the NHS and other health services
  • Take part in research
  • NHS COVID-19 test and trace app

is available from NHS.UK

Advice and support if you have been made redundant or are out of work

Information on what help and support is available if you’re struggling because of coronavirus is available from GOV.UK.

Advice and Support for Employers and the Self-Employed

Advice for Employers, small businesses and the self-employed is available at the following links:

Advice and Support for Employees

Advice for Employees is available at the following links:

Furlough/Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Furlough is where an employee or worker agrees with their employer to stop work temporarily but stay employed. Furlough must be agreed in writing.

The Furlough/Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ended on the 30th September 2021.

Employers must submit claims for September by 14 October 2021 and make any amendments by 28 October 2021.

Full information and guides to the Government Furlough/Job Retention Scheme are available at the following links:

Citizens Advice

Information and advice on specific areas surrounding coronavirus is available from Citizens Advice at the following links:

Additional Information

Further specialised information is available from Charitable Organisations at the following links:

Local Area Information

For advice and information pertaining to your local area go to your local council website.

Local Support Groups

More than 1,000 volunteer groups have been set up to help those self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak. More information is available from Covid-19 Mutual Aid.

Further My advice Gateway Sections

Other specific detailed advice can be found at the following MAG sections:

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