Building closures and disruption to council services due to the coronavirus outbreak

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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.

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
  2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces.
  3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.

You and your health

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

Last updated Friday, 27th March 2020

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