What does the latest government guidance mean for me?
The government is regularly updating its guidance around how to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Keep up to date with what we can and can't do.
Changes to services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency
The government has made a number of changes to try and help the population, public bodies and employers respond to the coronavirus emergency. This includes changes to benefit rules and the introduction of new legislation (through the Coronavirus Act).
FAQs – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are not able to provide medical advice to individuals, and our responses are based on the latest guidance provided by the government.
If you're feeling lonely
Staying at home during the coronavirus emergency may increase feelings of loneliness and affect our health and wellbeing. If you’re finding it difficult, there are things you can do and support organisations to help you.
Domestic abuse – where to get help
Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Abuse can take many forms, from disrespect to causing someone mental or physical pain. It is never acceptable. There is action you can take to protect yourself and help available if you need it.
Get shopping delivered to your home
Demand for online deliveries from supermarkets is very high, and many people who are self-isolating are finding it difficult to order food. This page has tips for getting a supermarket delivery slot, or finding other shops that will deliver food and other essentials.
Important AdviceSpotting a scam
You can avoid scams if you know what to look out for and how to keep yourself safe. Scammers are inventive and keep coming up with new ways to con people out of their money. You can protect yourself by being aware of the most common scams.
If you’re grieving for someone, you may feel very alone and the current situation can make the feelings even more intense. If you're struggling to cope with your emotions, there is support available.
How to manage lockdown anxiety
Tips for managing anxiety as restrictions lift, from psychologist Corinne Sweet.