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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

What is the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

Information about the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the current coronavirus pandemic

UK workers of any employer who is placed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can keep their job, with the government paying up to 80% of a worker's wages, up to a total of £2,500 per worker each month. This will be backdated to 1 March and will be initially open for 3 months, to be extended if necessary.

This scheme is being delivered by HMRC, and will be available in the coming weeks. You can see more information on gov.uk.


You can read more information relating to COVID19 for residents here.