Information and advice for residents

This area of our site is where you can find information, advice and services offering help to people living in Rutland through the COVID-19 pandemic.

What you can and can't do

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS, and has published staying safe outside your home guidance on what the new rules will mean. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home

I need help

Our ‘I need help’ page has information about:

  • crisis helpline
  • shielding and support for vulnerable people (including food box scheme)
  • good neighbour schemes, foodbanks
  • financial help - including help with paying council tax, and other benefits
  • housing
  • domestic abuse support, safeguarding

I need advice and information

  • Where can I still shop? - see which shops and essential businesses are open in Rutland, including places you can get food (supermarkets, food boxes and takeaways)

  • Bereavement information, advice and support for people who are bereaved, including temporary changes to registering a death
  • Official government and NHS guidance on keeping people as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Find information on where you can get help and support on MP Alicia Kearns' website 
  • Face coverings

I want to help

Ways you can safely volunteer to help people who need support in our communities.

Online learning

Resources for learning new skills, family friendly activities and to help with home schooling.

Health and wellbeing

Tools, tips and resources to help you keep safe and well – including:

  • mental health support
  • protecting yourself from scams and cybercrime

 Community grants and funding

Information about grants and funding being made available to help voluntary and community sector organisations working to support people in Rutland through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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