Coronavirus Advice

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please follow the links below to ensure you receive the most accurate and recently updated information.




UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy - click here

New guidance launched to help get Brits safely back to work - click here     

      - UK Government Guidance - Staying alert and safe (social distancing) - click here

      - UK Government Guidance - Staying safe outside your home - click here

      - UK Government Guidance - Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

        - click here

      - UK Government Guidance - safer transport guidance for operators click - here

      - UK Government Guidance - transport and travel guidance - click here

       - UK Government Guidancefor passengers and operators - click here



UK Government: Email Updates To sign up to receive Coronavirus updates - click here


UK Government: Menu to all Government information - click here


UK Government: Coronavirus General information (Protecting yourself and others, employment and financial support, school closures, education and childcare, businesses and other organisations, healthcare workers and carers, travel, public services...) - click here 

UK Government: Stay at home advice for households with possible infection - click here 

UK Government: Full guidance on staying at home and away from others - click here

UK Government: Full guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people - click here 

UK Government: Expansion of access to coronavirus testing helps protect the most vulnerable- click here

UK Government: Guidance: for health professionals- click here

UK Government: Guidance on vulnerable children and young people- click here

UK Government: Guidance on mental health and wellbeing -click here

UK Government: How to protect extremely vulnerable people (shielding) - click here

UK Government: New Government partnership with airlines to fly back more tourists stranded abroad - click here

UK Government: Government-assisted return by air: letter to the airline industry - click here

UK Government: Guidance for schools and other educational settings - click here

UK Government: How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020 - click here

UK Government: Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing -click here

UK Government: Correspondence Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak - click here

UK Government: Guidance on closure of businesses - click here 

UK Government: New guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities - click here

NHS: Guidance for people working in healthcare - click here

UK Government: Guidance for residential care, supported living and home care - click here

UK Government: GuidanceClosure of educational settings: information for parents and carers - click here

UK Government: Free school meals guidance - click here

UK Government: Voucher scheme launches for schools providing free school meals- click here

UK Government: Letter to the construction sector - click here

UK Government: Attestation forms for travel to and within France - click here

UK Government: Letter to front line staff providing essential banking services click here

UK Government: Guidance for people receiving direct payments - click here

UK Government: Guidance Support for the bereaved- click here

COVID-19 essential travel guidance - click here

Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended - click here

BCP Local Authority  Help Line to support vulnerable - 0300 1237052


To find out how you can volunteer and to sign up - click here


Medical help, please use the 111 online (coronavirus) - click here 

Latest NHS guidance - click here


UK Government: Guidance for employers and business - click here

UK Government: Support for business - click here

UK Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool - click here

      - Coronavirus -business support grant funding - guidance for businesses - click here

      - Coronavirus - New Bounce Back Loans - click here

      - Coronavirus - Guidance for local authorities  Small Business Grants Fund and Retail,Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund  - cluck here

      - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - click here

      - Further details of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced - click here

      - Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers - click here

      - Financial help if you are Self-Employed - click here 

      - Self-employment Income Support Scheme - click here

      - Business Interruption Loan Scheme: open for applications - click here

      - Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure - click here

      - Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure - click here 

      - Financial support for education, early years and children’s social care - click here

      - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - click here

      - Small Business Grant Funding - click here

      - Statutory Sick Pay Rebate - click here

      - HMRC Time to Pay - click here

      - Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility - click here

      - Business Rates Holiday For Nurseries - click here

      - VAT Deferral - click here

      - Income Tax Deferral for the Self-Employed - click here

      - Business Closures and Stay at Home FAQs - click here

      - Guidance Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus outbreak - click here

      - Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) - click here

      - Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp - click here

      - COVID-19 advice for accommodation providers - click here

      - Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed - click here

      - Business support from non-government organisations - Business Representative Organisations - click here

Local Government (BCP Council): Support for business update - click here

Local Government (BCP Council): Support for business - click here


Guidance from Money Advice Service - click here


How could your business help?

Offer support from your business - click here

New technology challenge to support people in isolation - click here

Ventilator supply specification - click here