Coronavirus: building closures and disruption to council services

We're working hard to support residents, visitors, businesses and our staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Latest information on building closures, council services and Government advice
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Coronavirus: helping to support you

Government help, support and advice

Keep up to date with all the latest Government advice on coronavirus at

You and your health

Claiming benefits

Council Tax Hardship Fund

  • Council Tax Covid 19 Hardship Fund - The Government has designated a separate fund to help reduce the Council Tax liability for people who qualify for Council Tax Support during 2020/21

Business and finance

  • Summary of measures to support businesses: a full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees
  • Business support: measures to support businesses
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: all UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis
  • Food businesses: what you need to know about coronavirus and food


The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals whose income has been negatively impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus

The Skills Toolkit

Want to learn a new skill while at home?  Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.

Last updated Thursday, 19th November 2020

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