Public information on Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Coronavirus - what is it?

Coronavirus - guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection

Coronavirus - guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Coronavirus - support for businesses

Coronavirus - guidance on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

Coronavirus - business support helpline

Help and support for residents

If you need support during this time, from getting food supplies or prescriptions to advice and help if you’re feeling lonely, use our helpful database to find the information relevant to you and your area. 

Financial support for residents

A number of schemes are available to support residents with the financial challenges they are facing as a result of Covid-19. 

Financial support for businesses

A number of schemes are available to support businesses with the financial challenges they are facing as a result of Covid-19. 

Humanitarian Assistance Response Team

The Humanitarian Assistance Response Team is the new council service to support isolated people and coordinate relief efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

Impact on Council services

A number of Council services and facilities are affected as a result of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Support for the vulnerable

We are working hard to support vulnerable residents and those impacted by the Coronavirus. 

FAQs for Council tenants

If you are a council tenant, you may have questions in relation to rent, repairs and tenancy officer visits.

Food safety and hygiene

Advice for those businesses that are looking to make provision for takeaways and deliveries where they have not done so before.

Licensing and closure of premises

Regulations to enforce closure of premises.

COVID-19: Supermarket and Food delivery service vacancies

Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

The Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and then be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.

Further information can be found of the GOV.UK website. 

Vehicle MOT

From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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