Updated 30th April 2021
It is important to note that all the below pieces of information and corresponding links are subject to change because of their time stamps. Due to the fast-moving nature of the current situation, we want to point out that, although we will keep information as up to date as possible, news and guidelines are constantly changing.
As of Monday 12th April 2021, the Government updated some of the rules on what you can and cannot do when outside. This information can be found here.
Depending on government data, from Monday 17th May, the following will be permitted:
Indoor hospitality will reopen
Organised indoor adult sport activities can restart
All remaining outdoor entertainment and performances can restart
Some large outdoor events will be allowed, with capacity limits
Accomodation can reopen as overnight stays with people outside of your household will be allowed
For more information on which rules are still in place, visit the GOV.UK website.
The GOV.UK website have a dedicated coronavirus help section where all your key questions can be answered.
All frequently asked questions have been broken down into the following categories to make finding the answer as easy as possible:
- How to protect yourself and others
- Employment and financial support
- School closures, education, and childcare
- Businesses and other organisations
- Healthcare workers and carers
- How coronavirus is affecting public services
- How you can help
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK
Useful Government links
Financial help and rights
It’s an anxious and upsetting time for many of us and while the primary concern is the health of our families and communities, our financial wellbeing is also important. If you’re worried about paying the mortgage or rent, about debt and credit cards or how sick pay and benefits will work, we recommend you visit the Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert website. He is a well-respected financial journalist and many of you will know him from his work with the BBC. These pages are being constantly updated and you can sign up for his newsletter too.
Big Businesses and Providers
Below are some links to service providers and larger companies who have released their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining how it will impact their service and you.
Other Useful Links and helplines
Here you will find additional links that may be helpful for any other questions you have, that the above hasn’t answered for you.