In line with most voluntary and public services we have moved all our resources to telephone and online in order to reduce risk of COVID-19 infections. Our teams are working in partnership with Citizens Advice services across Nottinghamshire to meet the unprecedented demand for advice during this difficult time. We will publish updates immediately on our home page if there are any changes to service. Please check directly with our website, other listings such as Google and local authority websites may not be updated.
GOV.UK have provided specific information on their website that includes the newly announced support schemes during the Corona Virus pandemic. They include:
Guidance for Employers. Including information on the Job Retention Scheme.
In addition to the above schemes the Government have agreed to the deferral of Self Assessment Income Tax payments due in July 2020 and VAT payments due from 20 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.
If your income has been impacted by you or a member of your family contracting COVID-19 Citizens Advice have updated the information on claiming sick pay or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA):
If you have been laid off work and/or your income is reduced you may be eligible for Universal Credit. This is a fast moving situation, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) are posting updates on the support they are providing to those effected by coronavirus on their dedicated page HERE.
Broxtowe Borough Council are producing daily updates on the COVID – 19 pandemic for local residents.
If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus you can register for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. Click HERE to register.
We are also aware of the risk of fake news and false information about the COVID-19. It is important that people go to reliable sources of information to make sure they are taking sensible precautions to reduce the risk of infection or spreading the virus and don’t fall foul of scams. Friends Against Scams have produced a useful postcard to help people identify and avoid COVID-19 related scams.
If you’ve been a victim of a scam you can call Nottinghamshire Victim Care on 0800 3047575 for advice and support.
NHS England‘s website sets out the current situation and how to avoid infections or spreading the virus. If you are concerned then please check their page for updates.