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Covid-19 advice for the public

Information for the public

Face Coverings

As of 24th July, members of the public are required by law to wear face coverings in relevant places:

  • transport hubs (bus/train stations etc),
  • retail premises,
  • indoor shopping centres
  • banks & building societies
  • post offices.
  • continue to wear on public transport as previously required

This list is going to be extended from the 8th August and is planned to include many other indoor locations.

You can find the full list of premises and more detailed guidance on the Government website, which includes exemptions along with a guide on how to make your own face covering.

The regulations will be enforced by the police however some premises may refuse entry to anyone not wearing a face covering.

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Help and guidance

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

Staying safe outside your home

Please give me space - social distancing cards and badges

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).