Coronavirus outbreak: service disruption
Government help, support and advice
Help to protect yourself and others: what you need to do
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the Government has introduced three new measures.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces.
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.
You and your health
- Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
- Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
- Keep your distance: guidance on social distancing
- How to help safely: providing essential support to your friends and family who are in isolation
- Latest NHS information relating to coronavirus
- Latest Government advice relating to coronavirus
- Latest information from Public Health England
- Universal Credit help, support and advice to claiming benefits
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
- This scheme has a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) offering detailed advice
Last updated Friday, 27th March 2020