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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts

Details of shielding support for vulnerable people to arrange for food and medicine deliveries, and other support services.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts
Employment and financial support

Employment and financial support

If required, the letter is evidence for your employer, to show that you cannot work outside the home. You do not need to get a separate 'fit note' from your GP.

If you’ve been financially affected by coronavirus, and if you’re eligible, you should apply for Statutory Sick Pay, Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance.

The UK Government has introduced some temporary changes to make this process easier. Find out more at: Understanding Universal Credit 

The Money Talk Team, from the Citizens Advice network in Scotland, can help you see what benefits you might be entitled to, and offer you advice to help make your money go further.

You can call the team on 0800 085 7145 or visit the Money Talk Team website at https://financialhealthcheck.scot/home.