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Advice for employees

Self isolation note from NHS

For the latest information from the government for employees please check this out 

Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and self employed

If you need to self isolate you can download a note from the NHS to send to your employer.

If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Furloughed workers

If you and your employer both agree, your employer might be able to keep you on the payroll if they're unable to operate or have no work for you to do because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is known as being 'on furlough'.

If you are self-employed

Financial support will be provided to self-employed workers through the 'Self-Employed Income Support Scheme'. 

Self-employed workers will receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly income, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.  HMRC will contact self-employed workers directly if they're eligible for the scheme.

You may qualify for claim Universal Credit, providing you meet the usual eligibility criteria.

If you are self employed/run your own business and are between the ages of 18 -30, you may also be able to draw upon Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

Key Workers

Gov.uk have provided a list of key workers whose children will be prioritised for educational provision.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision