Coronavirus (COVID-19) - support available for residents and businesses

Our website offers a variety of advice addressing common issues faced by residents and businesses relating to the Coronavirus.

Handwashing

Visit the Government's website for the latest information about Coronavirus. It offers helpful advice and guidance on a wide range of topics including:

Visit the NHS website if you think you have Coronavirus symptoms.

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from Coronavirus. The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.

From Wednesday 2nd December, the Government have set out a local tiered system with varying levels of restrictions. The tier level will be subject to regular review. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is currently in Tier 2. View the tiers and what it means for you.  

Service updates

We are committed to continuing to operate essential services whilst following the latest guidance from the Government and Public Health England. 

Our refuse service is currently running as normal. If you're self-isolating or are confirmed to have Coronavirus, please follow our guidance when disposing of personal waste.

Some of our committee meetings have been postponed. Others will be available to view online via our YouTube channel.

Contacting us

You can still call us as usual on 01354 654321 or contact us online.

Our Customer Service Centres and Community Hubs are currently operating on an appointment only basis. View more information.

Getting extra help

We've set up a community hub service that brings together volunteers, support groups and partners across Fenland to help those most at risk. If you're a resident and need help with food shopping or collecting medicines, we can provide details of a local voluntary service who can help you. Call us on 01354 654321 or email covid19@fenland.gov.uk. If you're a resident and are able to offer help to people in need, please email covid19@fenland.gov.uk.

Countywide Contact Tracing

We are working in partnership with Councils across Cambridgeshire to run a countywide contact tracing service. This aims to support the NHS Test and Trace Service by reaching people as quickly as possible who have tested positive for Coronavirus and must self-isolate. 

Find out more about how the scheme works and how we are contacting people.

Test and Trace Payment Support Scheme

The Government has introduced a Test and Trace Support Payment scheme to support people on low incomes if they can't work during their self-isolation period. This may be because they have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

As part of the scheme, eligible people will receive a £500 lump sum payment.

View more information about the Test and Trace payment scheme.

Money worries

We recognise that it may be a very stressful time for some residents financially. If you're struggling to pay Council Tax or your rent, we may be able to offer some extra help. The Money Advice Service website also offers useful advice about managing your money during this time.

Housing worries

The Government has introduced emergency legislation to protect renters and landlords affected by Coronavirus. This will suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation.

If you're worried about paying your rent, need housing advice or have become homeless, please contact us as soon as possible by calling 01354 654321 or emailing housingadvice@fenland.gov.uk.

The Shelter website also has useful advice for homeowners and people living in rented accommodation. 

Help for businesses

We recognise that it is a difficult time for businesses and are doing all that we can to help them through this. We have a dedicated section on our website about business support, the grant schemes that we are administering, how to make your workplace COVID Secure and what to do if an outbreak occurs.

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