This page provides links to sources of information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).
Department for Education helpline
Department for Education has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm)
Home Office immigration guidance
The Home Office has published guidance for those affected by changes to UK immigration and borders due to coronavirus (COVID-19) including:
- Guidance for Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 sponsors.
- Guidance on right to work checks.
- Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents
Coronavirus Immigration helpline
Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Universities UK (UUK) has a dedicated webpage:
Information and resources for universities
Government advice for employers and businesses:
Guidance to employers and businesses about COVID-19
Government support for employers, employees and businesses, announced in the Budget on 11 March:
Universities Minister's letter to HEIs regarding support for staff and students:
Emergency volunteering leave:
Details of emergency volunteering leave in the Schedule 7 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
Job retention scheme:
HMRC guidance on the job retention scheme
Annual leave carry-over:
Changes to the Working Time Regulations to allow workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 to carry it over into the next 2 leave years.
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE):
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advice
Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees
Eversheds Sutherland coronavirus legal hub:
Health Matters Coronavirus Update
People Management / CIPD / HR-Inform FAQs on Coronavirus (6 March):