Coronavirus: information and advice about COVID-19

Information for the public

Information about Coronavirus

We appreciate that there is a lot of uncertainty around correct practise in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below, we have provided the links to the appropriate pages of the Government website to ensure that you receive the most up to date information.

Please note: All information provided regarding businesses have came from both the Government website and SEMLEP

How to access government financial support if you or your business has been affected by COVID-19

Volunteer to help those in need

Help those in need in Northamptonshire by volunteering

Help and guidance

Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Stay at home: Guidance for households with possible infection

General Covid-19 Guidance 

Coronavirus action plan

Health and Safety Executive advice

Council Tax and Benefits financial support 

Coronavirus support requests

The 2020 Budget announced a plan to provide support for public services, individuals and businesses affected by Coronavirus.

Local Authority Hardship Fund 

  • £500 million Hardship Fund which will help local authorities to support economically vulnerable people and households - this funding is expected to be used to provide more council tax relief, either through existing Local Council Tax Support schemes, or through similar measures. 
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will set out more detail on this funding, including allocations, shortly. Any questions on implementation of this fund should be directed to MHCLG.

Northampton Borough Council are closely monitoring the situation and will update this page as and when further Government guidance is released.

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service Coronavirus Support Line

This support line allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.

The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with ourselves at Northampton Borough Council, mapping requests and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support. We will be actively supporting this process and working to support those most in need in our local area.

The new support line number is 0300 126 1000 (option 5).