Updated Guidance on Shielding

The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates have […]

PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable […]

Support for businesses and shoppers returning to the city centre and towns

Hanley city centre: A range of measures have been introduced in the city centre to give reassurance and confidence to […]

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close on 31 October 2020. From 1 July, employers can bring furloughed employees back […]

Meeting People Outside Your Home

How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19). From […]

Updated dates on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The scheme will close to anyone who hasn’t been furloughed for three weeks by 30 June, so you will only […]

WHO updated guidance on the use of masks

This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in […]

Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England. government asks transport operators in England […]

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many […]

NHS test and trace

You may have seen that the new NHS Test and Trace service has launched today across England. The service will […]

New guidance on spending time outdoors

Details on a range of outdoor activities which will be allowed in England from 13 May 2020 subject to social […]

Tips Reopening

Following government guidance we are reopening our tips from this Thursday, May 14. There will be temporary rules and traffic […]

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

From the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being asked to […]

Opening schools and educational settings

Information for parents and carers to help prepare for the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges from 1 June. […]

How to Cancel government food parcels

If an individual no longer wants to receive a Government food parcel they need to re-register at www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or via […]

Accessing food and essential supplies

How to get food and other essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable If you’re clinically […]

NHS urges public to get care when they need it

The head of the NHS has today launched a major new drive to persuade the public to seek the urgent […]

Our Frontline | New mental health and wellbeing resources launched

Leading mental health charities are uniting for the first time to provide round the clock mental health support to those […]

coronavirus information in British Sign Language

SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language. Their vision is a world without […]


Ramadan 2020 will be a very different experience for Muslims all over the world during the COVID19 lockdown in accordance […]

Warning issued from Staffordshire police

Warning issued as distraction burglary attempts likely to rise during Covid-19 lockdown. Staffordshire Police are warning people to be extra […]

Supporting your local NHS in the fight against COVID-19

UHNM Charity is a registered charity which provides funds to enable University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to purchase […]

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them […]

National action plan to further support adult social care sector 

The government has published an action plan to support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak. […]

Lockdown rules relaxed for people with autism and learning disabilities

The Government has issued new guidance for people with autism and learning difficulties stating they are now able to leave […]

How can coronavirus-vulnerable households get food deliveries?

Which? explains what to do if you think you’re clinically vulnerable but haven’t been contacted, how supermarkets and community groups […]

BBC to host fundraising night

BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief are joining forces to host an evening of fundraising in response to the […]

Coronavirus Updates from Stoke-on-Trent City Council

If you would like to get coronavirus updates from the city council then please subscribe via the link. Subscribe for […]

Registration, bereavement care and Coroner services

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some temporary changes to how the registration, bereavement care and coroner services for residents […]

Coronavirus: Driver CPC requirement temporary changes

Temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory Driver CPC training to continue to drive. This […]

#StokeCares Campaign

Stoke Council’s number one priority is to support the vulnerable people in the city. Their health and social care services […]

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

This government hugely values disabled people and is committed to ensuring that disabled people are supported during this challenging and […]

Association of British Insurers -Motor Insurance

The ABI (Association of British Insurers) is reassuring people that its motor insurance members are offering enhanced help and support […]

Caring for pets during the covid-19 crisis

The government has published advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the […]

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and […]

Coronavirus information – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Useful information and links from the The City Council. Health and prevention advice #StokeonTrentTogether support network Rent / financial advice […]

AutonoMe – Free Technology

Free Technology for Learning Disabilities In response to the recent escalation of UK Governments Coronavirus strategy and the challenging months […]

Job Retention Scheme

BHP COVID-19 Update Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) CJRS is a government backed scheme designed to encourage UK entities to […]

COVID-19 and renting

Guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities This guidance provides advice to landlords and tenants on the provisions in the […]

WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep […]

Get Coronavirus Support as an Extremely Vulnerable Person

If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), you can register and let the […]

Money Saving Expert: Martin’s Coronavirus Help & Support Update

Martin’s coronavirus help & support update 19 new money need-to-knows for employees, the self-employed, those now home with kids, Sky […]

Scam Alert – Coronavirus Text Messages

Scam text messages have been reported which make claims that UKGOV has issued a payment of £458 to all residents […]

COVID-19 updates in Stoke-on-Trent by Stoke on Trent Live

A Facebook group with news on the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic brought to you by the team behind StokeonTrentLive. They […]