COVID-19: our immediate response

Update: Friday 27 March 2020

Employment and Financial Support
A collation of the many announcements from the Government in the last week.
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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
Who is eligible, and how to apply
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Housing: Guidance for Renters
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Housing: Guidance for Home Owners
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Help from your Local Authority
Contact details for Local Authorities when you are in need of urgent help that is not medical related
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Update: Wednesday 25 March 2020

Contactless limit to rise to £45
The contactless limit for in-store spending is to increase from £30 to £45 from 1 April 2020.
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Lockdown guidance
What the lockdown means you can and cannot do
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Updated Supermarket Priority Opening Times
When are supermarkets open just for NHS staff and elderly customers?
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Online pharmacies
Make use of Pharmacy2u or other online pharmacies

Update: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Shielding vulnerable people
Guidance on who qualifies as vulnerable on medical grounds, and what measures are in place.
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Kosher food delivery
A list of kosher food establishments offering home delivery
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Barnet COVID-19 parking arrangements
Details of new relaxed parking arrangements in Barnet
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Update: Sunday 22 March 2020

Guidance to Benefits Recipients, Employees, and Property Occupiers in Consequence of the Coronavirus Outbreak
Paperweight’s collation and explanation of official guidance
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DHSS Guidance on Isolation Notes
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service.
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Action Plan

This page will be a central community resource, collating the relevant information and presenting it in the most accessible way. Our team will investigate and collate information on policies and procedures from banks, building societies, DWP, local authorities, official bodies etc

Crisis emergency team
This is here to help you with urgent options in the event you are unable to pay bills, and will provide guidance on issues like mortgage and rent holidays.

We will give you advice on issues like: will you get sick pay, what benefits are you entitled to, and what is your position if you are self-employed?

We will advocate on your behalf with institutions, companies and landlords