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