Government Guidance

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.


Full Government Guidance on staying at home


Guidance for employees, employers and businesses


Government confirms £500 million hardship fund will provide council tax relief for vulnerable households


Early years and childcare closures


Guidance for schools and other educational settings


Guidance for UK businesses


Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection



HM Government Advice can be found here:


HM Government information on shop and business closures can be found here:


HM Government Advice on social distancing and isolation can be found here:


Support for Local Businesses and Individuals

The Government has announced a range of measures to help businesses through this challenging time. The package of support is intended to help individuals and businesses to ensure the impact of the Covid-19 disease is minimised.

Getting help to our residents and business is a high priority to us and we will make sure that more information is provided as soon as we receive it.  In the meantime, here is a summary of the current position.

The Government has pledged additional funding of £500 million (nationwide) for council tax relief through existing local Council Tax Support Schemes.

They have also pledged additional support for those claiming help with rent, either directly from the Council through Housing Benefit or through Universal Credit.


If you wish to register an interest in making a claim, please continue to look at our website where details on how to do this will be made available in the coming days.


24th April update on Universal Credit can be viewed HERE.

Details of the support currently being made available can be found on our website and via Government support for businesses

Businesses do not need to apply for business rates relief as they are based on the receipt of business rates reliefs and rateable values. We will process your business rates relief changes as soon as we can and issue your revised bills.

If you believe you will be eligible for a grant, please continue to look at our website and social media for further updates. Details on how we will be dealing with the grants and how you can make sure that we have the correct contact information, including the bank details where the money needs to be paid, will be made available as soon as possible.