Guidance updates on COVID19 | Online resources available to Inspire members | Advice for working from home | How to explain what COVID19 is to children

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Health and Well being 


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Important guidance from

The Government has issued specific stay at home advice and guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. 

Read stay at home guidance

The Government has also issued specific guidance around social distancing for everyone in the UK to help protect older people and vulnerable adults.

Read social distancing guidance 

Welfare benefits

- If you are working for an employer and are forced to self-isolate because of the virus, you will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay from your employer on day one of self isolation.

- If you are self-employed or on a zero hours contract, you will need to apply on day one of self-isolation for New Style Jobseekers Allowance - if you have paid enough National Insurance contributions. Alternatively, you can apply for Universal Credit dependent upon your family circumstances

If you are not currently in employment there are no specific benefits for people who are self isolating or suffering from Covid-19.

The Government has updated the information on Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses.

View welfare benefit update

Nottingham University Hospitals introduce visitor restrictions

Nottingham University Hospitals have introduced restrictions across their hospitals to help protect patients, visitors and staff.

Please click the link below to view ward times and information before you visit.

View visitor information

Struggling to explain Coronavirus to the kids?

Coronavirus explained to children

Take a look at the video above - it's really helpful for parents, carers, and guardians in explaining COVID-19 to children.

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Supporting children and young people's mental health

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have released some useful resources on how to support children and young people’s mental health during this challenging time.

See the resources

FREE resources for Inspire members

a range of online books and magazines through Inspire Online

Did you know if you're a member of any of our local Inspire libraries you can access a wide range of eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio and eNewspapers online for free?

Find out more

Five ways to work well from home

tips for working from home

With many places advising employees to work from home (where possible and appropriate) the BBC have shared some tips on staying efficient and how to look after your mental well being whilst working from home:

✅Get dressed
✅Establish boundaries
✅Get out and about (if you're not self isolating)
✅Pick up the phone rather than always emailing
✅Take regular breaks

Read more

Don't forget to keep checking our guidance pages at where we'll be sharing the latest updates and information.