Coronavirus (COVID-19) links to information and resources

This page provides links to sources of information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Support for businesses
The government has set out a package of measures to support businesses including a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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)
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

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)

Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk

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: 

Support for those affected by COVID-19

Universities Minister's letter to HEIs regarding support for staff and students:

Letter to universities (26 March 2020). 

Emergency volunteering leave:

Eversheds Guidance on 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.

Health advice:

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE):
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advice

PHE:
All current coronavirus guidance for health professionals and non clinical settings

Employment advice

ACAS advice:
Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

CIPD advice:
Coronavirus advice

Eversheds Sutherland coronavirus legal hub:
Health Matters Coronavirus Update

People Management / CIPD / HR-Inform FAQs on Coronavirus (6 March):

Coronavirus: CIPD and employment law experts answer your questions


 

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