This page covers information regarding: government preparedness, medical advice, employment advice, DfE and DWP updates

Financial support is available for businesses during this difficult time.

Local Authorities across Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland are starting to process thousands of grants for eligible local businesses.

The BBC has a good FAQs page which is updated regularly. 

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Full guidance on staying at home and staying away from others

Government Preparedness and General Advice

Click here for access to the following information:

  • Government coronavirus action plan
  • Public information campaign

See also guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Official Government guidance on social distancing

Medical Advice

Visit the NHS website for the latest medical advice and guidance  

Call: 111 for further information

See also: Public Health Blog Post

Employment Advice

Visit the ACAS if you need support with the following:

  • Advice for employers and employees on workplace rights, rules and best practice
  • Specific advice in relation to covid-19 including:
    • Sick reporting and pay
    • Self-isolation
    • Work absence including caring for someone

Call: 0300 123 1100

Department for Education

For the latest information regarding School Closures, lost study time and rates of pay for apprentices, please visit this website or call: 0800 046 8687


Department for Work and Pensions

Visit this website for information regarding:

  • Self-employed facing financial difficulty to personal income.
  • In work not claiming benefits
    • application for universal credit
    • new style employment
    • support allowance

This page was updated 31st March 2020