Covid-19 Signposting

With the Covid-19 situation developing day-by-day, it can be hard to cut through all the noise and opinion out there to find reliable, thoughtful and perhaps most importantly, impartial guidance. Below are links to some of the places we think are offering helpful information and we will continue to monitor and update this. As always, we’d encourage everyone to do as much of their own research and checks as possible before making any important decisions or changes.

 

ACO – Information on grant-giving charities which can help those struggling financially.

https://www.aco.uk.net/page/Home-Here-To-Help-Campaign

 

FCA – Commentary on the situation, calls for action, and guidance for firms and consumers. Also dedicated area for guidance on avoiding scams.

https://www.fca.org.uk/coronavirus-support

https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart

 

Government – Comprehensive guidance on mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

 

HM Government Business Support – Business support measures page.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

 

Money Advice Service (Money and Pensions Service) – Guides for you and your money in English and Welsh. Also, their debt advice locator.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/coronavirus-information

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/cy/categories/coronavirus-information

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/debt-advice-locator

 

Money Saving Expert – Wide range of guidance on multiple topical financial help and rights subjects.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

 

NCVO – Guidance and resources specifically to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers.

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus

 

Pensions Advisory Service – Guidance on the effect of Covid-19 on pensions and investments.

https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/about-pensions/when-things-change/coronavirus-how-will-this-affect-my-pension-or-investments

 

Turn2Us – Benefits information and benefits calculator.

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Benefits-and-Coronavirus

 

Which – Compiled supermarkets latest information, store policies, opening times, item limits etc.

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/03/supermarkets-ration-essential-items-to-prevent-coronavirus-stockpiling/

 

Consumer Council – Specific information for Northern Ireland.

https://www.consumercouncil.org.uk/coronavirus