Advice and support for residents
Last updated: 20 October at 09:20
On this page you'll find links to information and support for COVID-19.
If you have certain health conditions, you might be at higher risk from COVID-19. You don't need to shield, but you should take extra care.
- try to keep your social interactions as low as possible - but you can go outside as much as you like
- continue to stay 2m away from other people or 1m+ with measures such as face coverings
- wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, and clean surfaces in your home more often too
The NHS COVID-19 app is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus.
You may be eligible for a £500 support payment if you're on a low income and have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
If you need financial help, there's lots of support available including:
- help if you've lost your job
- advice on finding work
- what to do if you can't work because of COVID-19
If your income has been affected by coronavirus and you can't pay your council tax, there are several options available to you.
If someone in your household has coronavirus symptoms help keep our waste collection crew safe.
- Put contaminated waste, such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, straight into disposable rubbish bags.
- Place these rubbish bags into another bag and tie it securely.
- keep it aside for at least 72 hours before putting it into your usual external household waste bin (not recycling).
Schools and universities remain open. You can move home and travel to attend or work at a university or higher educational establishment. This applies to the whole country, including affected local areas.
In schools and universities face coverings should be worn when moving around in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult.
You do not need to wear face coverings in classrooms.