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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

Education, work and benefits during the coronavirus emergency

Feeling anxious about the coronavirus?

Find helpful information about the coronavirus from the Become charity.

How will the coronavirus affect my work or benefits?

Benefits

Check which benefits you could get during the coronavirus pandemic including Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Universal Credit.

Work

If you're continuing to work during this time and you have any concerns speak to your employer. Find guidance and more information about what your rights are from Citizens Advice.

If you're employed or self-employed and you can't work because of coronavirus you may still be able to claim up to 80% of your wages (up to a maximum of £2,500) through government grants. Find out more from GOV.UK.

Find out more about what coronavirus means for you and your work from the Money Advice Service.

Jobs and volunteering

Find different ways to help or earn money such as:

Child employment during the coronavirus pandemic

You can apply for a child work permit during the coronavirus. Find out how to apply for a child work permit.

Education

Post-16 qualification results for summer 2020

Exams and assessments were cancelled this year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Most students will get calculated grades, so they can progress to further study or employment. Read government guidance about how results have been awarded this year and where to find more information.

You may still be able to progress to the next stage of study of employment even if your grade isn’t what you wanted. Find out more about your options after you’ve got your exam results.

College or university

Contact your school, college or university to find out about arrangements they’re making for the next academic year.

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