I am worried about paying my bills whilst I am in self-isolation:
MPs have been asking for clear guidance on support for people who are vulnerable and might struggle with energy bills during isolation. The latest information can be found here.
What is being done to make sure I can still get my medicine?
This is clearly a worrying time and I will be doing what I can to raise issues like this. The latest information available on the governments preparations for supply issues with medicines can be found here.
What is happening with schools?
This is obviously not a clear picture and there has been a lot in the press about it. Schools are closing, but to be absolutely clear on what is happening, have a look at this link here.
My child is on free school meals, what is happening to help them if they no longer go to school?
The local council is working hard on a local solution which will be communicated through the schools, but there is also some information from the government here.
I have a front line job, should I send my child to school?
The government has released a list of key workers whose children can still attend school where necessary. This situation is changing all the time, so here is the latest guidance.
Which jobs are considered essential to the Coronavirus response?
A list of the jobs critical to the front line Coronavirus response can be found here. I pay tribute to the fantastic work of our front line staff, NHS and social care workers are working tirelessly to help deal with this crisis.
I am self-employed and have no work coming in, what should I do?
I imagine this is an extremely worrying time. At the moment this is the latest advice for employees, employers and businesses here.
What is being done to make sure I can get sick pay during isolation?
No-one should be forced to choose between health and hardship at this time. I will be raising this important issue wherever possible with the Government. The latest advice can be found here.
I am ill but my employer wants me to come to work. How do I respond when I don’t have a sick note?
If you are ill, you should take time off work without fear of risking your job. If evidence is required to cover self-isolation or household isolation, you can get an isolation note from NHS 111 online or from the NHS website.
What happens if I cannot pay my rent?
MPs and local councillors have been working to support renters at this difficult time. If you’re ill and struggling to pay your rent, there are measures in place to prevent eviction. The latest information available on this issue can be found here.