Coronavirus guidance

Given the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus, this page links to key external resources and advice that is being regularly updated by the government or the institutions involved.

These are unprecedented times for working people. The coronavirus crisis has brought many challenges and Community is on your side.

As well as the general guidance, which you can see below. We have also created a number of member briefings which you can access here. This guidance includes, information on the job retention scheme, the self-employed income support scheme and returning to work after furlough.

We have also put together a support group to help our vulnerable members, you can volunteer for the group by filling out the form here, alternatively, fill out this form if you need assistance.

If you are struggling financially we also have a support fund that you can apply for here.

We have sourced two digital skills courses, which may help members with some of the issues they might face during the outbreak.

General Guidance

The main government page is being updated as the situation develops. The government has also published more information on key workers for whom some school provision will remain available, click here to read more.

Alternatively, click here for the main NHS page.

ACAS has some guidance for employees.

If you are rep, see our page with more guidance by clicking here.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • where possible maintain at least 2 metres distance between yourself and others
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms

Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our health and safety hotline on hands@community-tu.org or 01604 813126.

Stay at home if you or someone you live with have coronavirus symptoms

Further guidance is on the NHS website.

You should also remember to contact your employer to keep them updated and advise them if you are self-isolating.

Our team are taking individual enquiries for members and advising according to their workplace.

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