Bridget Phillipson MP: Government Guidelines on COVID-19
Bridget Phillipson MP: Government Guidelines on COVID-19

Please continue to check government guidelines throughout the public health emergency, and remember to check them regularly.  Below is a comprehensive list of guidelines which provide advice on different topics:

For NHS advice:

NHS COVID-19 advice

For general guidance including on social distancing, self-isolation, and information on schooling and sick pay:

General advice on COVID-19

For guidance if there is a possible infection of COVID-19 in your household:

Guidance for households with COVID-19 infections

For help with digital skills to use virtual platforms to communicate with friends and family, and to consult online guidelines, BT have provided free online lessons: BT Digital Skills

Guidance for extremely vulnerable citizens:

This guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers.

It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes the extremely clinically vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities, either for the elderly or persons with special needs:

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): an easy-read guide on protecting extremely vulnerable people

Guidance on financial support:

Check if you can get statutory sick pay (SSP)

Agricultural Sick Pay

Check if you’re eligible for Universal Credit

Check if you’re eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Get an isolation note to give to your employer

Your rights if your hours are cut or you’re laid off

What to do if you cannot pay your tax bill on time

Guidance for parents, carers, and education providers:

What parents and carers need to know about closures

Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision:

Cancelled exams

The supply distribution helpline can answer PPE calls and emails 24/7 via the supply disruption helpline on 0800 915 9964. You can also email to help with queries. Emails will be answered within one hour.

You can find out more about the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme by clicking here, including eligibility and how to apply:


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