Covid-19 - info and updates 27/03/20

The latest, consolidated headlines, guidelines, updates and signposting for local and central support

The current headlines:

STAY AT HOME

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms


The ONLY reasons you may leave home:

  • To go to work (WORK FROM HOME WHEREVER POSSIBLE)

  • To shop for groceries, medicine and other essentials (infrequently)

  • To exercise outside (once a day) - no more than 2 people per household

  • To provide care or help a vulnerable persons

  • For any medical need


*** Did you know that viruses can remain for up to three days on metal bars? This puts people at risk of contracting Coronavirus – stay safe and please refrain from using outdoor gyms and playgrounds ***


New government measures

Coronavirus Bill (HC Bill 122) including:

  • Emergency registration of health professionals

  • Temporary registration of social workers

  • Emergency volunteers

  • Health service indemnification

  • Investigatory powers

  • Food supply

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0122/cbill_2019-20210122_en_1.htm?fbclid=IwAR00FM6BG4k0NvPwRERtY4Dwrk8EhhQDVtpssM9UUp0W3-aivca8rxVlYus

NHS and government health advice advice


https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/coronavirus-covid-19/health-advice-and-services?fbclid=IwAR0s6g-GaR3n32DjQZAFBbLVCehJcz0NuzQkhaprPxFpR8LUQQqa07p0JBk


Local and central government advice and updates

Lewisham









  • latest health advice

  • closures

  • service changes

  • housing benefit and council tax

  • advice for local businesses

  • the actions [Lewisham] are taking to support the local economy

  • coronavirus (COVID-19) scams

https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/coronavirus-covid-19 Advice for businesses, SMEs and sole traders/the self-employed:


https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/coronavirus-covid-19/businesses-covid-19-advice Volunteer!


https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/coronavirus-covid-19/volunteering Lambeth





General information and guidance

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/about-lambeth/coronavirus-covid-19-information Crowdfund Lambeth - support for communities during Covid-19 pandemic https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/lambeth?fbclid=IwAR1EOeyc5rVS7sxI-2rwL17ntC9lkSEAZb7Mg4vIJ7ladqm_nNrAPo7ents Central government









Support - financial and community https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-on-home-care-provision


Self-employment and Universal Credit

https://www.gov.uk/self-employment-and-universal-credit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance How do I get the government £3,000 coronavirus grant? https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-get-the-government-3000-coronavirus-grant-2549866/ How do I apply for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan? https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-apply-for-a-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-2549863/ If you're struggling with living costs: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/if-youre-struggling-with-living-costs/ What to do if you need emergency help with money and food: https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx

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