COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information

The information relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is being updated at a rapid rate, and so, rather than keep re-writing the information on my website, here are links to reputable sources of advice:

The Government’s official advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

It includes guidance for employers and businesses, stay-at-home guidance, travel advice and advice for health professionals.

Guidance on social distancing: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Advice relating to healthcare

NHS advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Age UK: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/conditions-illnesses/coronavirus/

Asthma UK: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

Cancer Research: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/coronavirus-and-cancer

Citizens’ Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

Diabetes UK: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

MIND ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Advice relating to employment, businesses and benefits

ACAS – information for advice for employers and employees: https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Health & Safety Executive: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm

Information Commissioner: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-coronavirus/

Coronavirus and claiming benefits: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Federation of Small Businesseshttps://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses

Coronavirus Financial Support for employers, self-employed and employees: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/ 

Support for businesses: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

Turn2Us – Benefits and Coronavirus: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Benefits-and-Coronavirus-new

Universal Credithttps://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Education

Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Local advice and organisations

Rochdale Borough Council: http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/Pages/coronavirus.aspx 

Rochdale Action Togetherhttps://www.actiontogether.org.uk/ 

Hardship Funds

Coronavirus hardship fund for musicians: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu

Travel Advice

Foreign Office Travel Advicehttps://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Supermarkets

Aldihttps://www.aldi.co.uk/covid19

Asdahttps://corporate.asda.com/20200309/steps-we-have-taken-in-response-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak

Icelandhttps://www.iceland.co.uk/customer-support/help-articles#coronavirus

Lidlhttps://www.lidl.com/coronavirus-update

Morrisonshttps://groceries.morrisons.com/content/important-update-on-coronavirus-94110

Sainsburyshttps://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/news/latest-news/2020/feeding-the-nation-5

Tescohttps://www.tescoplc.com/news/2020/covid-19-a-message-to-our-customers-from-dave-lewis-tesco-ceo/

Utility Companies

British Gas: https://www.britishgas.co.uk/covid19

Ebico: https://ebico.org.uk/ebico-news/coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-announcement/

E.on: https://www.eonenergy.com/coronavirus-update.html

Scottish Power: https://www.scottishpower.com/news/pages/covid_19_update.aspx

Shell Energy: https://www.shellenergy.co.uk/service

United Utilities: https://www.unitedutilities.com/Coronavirus-update/

Banks, Building Societies and Money

Bank of Scotland: https://www.bankofscotland.co.uk/helpcentre/coronavirus.html

Barclays: https://www.barclays.co.uk/coronavirus/

Bradford and Bingley: https://www.bbg.co.uk/personal-support

HSBC: https://www.hsbc.co.uk/help/coronavirus/

Lloyds: https://www.lloydsbank.com/help-guidance/coronavirus.html

Money Advice Service: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Natwest: https://personal.natwest.com/personal/support-centre/coronavirus.html

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/paypal%E2%80%99s-response-to-the-coronavirus-(covid-19)-pandemic-&-faqs-faq4003?Z3JncnB0=

Royal Bank of Scotland: https://personal.rbs.co.uk/personal/support-centre/coronavirus.html

Santander: https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/coronavirus?icid=php-Hero-Coronavirus-0320

Community Support

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK – “a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. We focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.” – https://covidmutualaid.org/