My team are receiving an unprecedented number of queries about coronavirus and its impact which we are trying to answer as quickly as possible. Government advice changes regularly so, if in doubt, please check the official Government website on coronavirus and its page of FAQs about what you can and cannot do.
Here are some resources which may be useful to you. If you still have a query or think that my office can assist you with something, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Citizens Advice Bureau: 03444 111 444
Canterbury City Council: https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/coronavirus
Support for Self-Isolators
Community support: www.canterbury.gov.uk/homepage/133/register_to_get_help_from_the_community
Kent Together: www.kent.gov.uk/kenttogether
Canterbury Food Bank: https://canterburyfoodbank.org/
Local Food Delivery: https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/delivery
Community Support: https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-residents
Canterbury Council: https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-businesses
Government Advice for Safe Working: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19
HMRC Helpline: 0800 024 1222
Kent & Medway Business Hub: 03333 602 300
Support for the Self-Employed
Kent County Council: https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/mental-health
Samaritans: Telephone 116 123
Mental health advice: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/
National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Rising Sun Domestic Abuse Service Canterbury: http://www.risingsunkent.com/
Government guidance for schools https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools.
Kent County Council: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools
Foreign Office: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Information for UK citizens overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus#exceptional-travel-advisory-notices.
If you would like to donate to the volunteer community support programme, you can do so here.
This information is for residents of Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages. If you do not live in this constituency it is important that you check with your own local MP as some information differs between local authorities. You can find out who your MP is by entering your postcode here.