Layla Moran MP and your local Liberal Democrat team are actively supporting our community during this pandemic. Below are some links to local and national organisations that may be able to help with advice and support. We will be updating this list regularly, but if you know of any we have missed off this list, please let us know!
Layla also sends out regular news updates, including Coronavirus. You can get these straight to your inbox by clicking here.
Click on the image below to see current UK Government advice for the latest Government advice coming into force from 5th November 2020 Or go to this link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november
Click on the image to see current NHS advice, or go to this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you think you might have coronavirus, go to www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to make an assessment.
This page is designed to help constituents access guidance and support with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was last updated on 2nd November 2020
On 31st October, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (better known as the furlough scheme) which was originally due to end on the 1st of November, will be extended to December. You can find out more here.
Food Parcels and Food Banks
There are voluntary organisations across Oxford city that offer food parcels for those in hardship to supplement their weekly groceries, many of them listed on the Good Food Oxford map
People will be required by law to self-isolate from 28 September, supported by payment of £500 for those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result. Advice on this scheme can be found here.
Support from our local Councils, Councillors and volunteer organisations
The Citizens Advice has a helpful page specifically for advice on benefits you may be able to apply for. You can find a link here.
If you live in Oxford City, you can also phone 01865 24 98 11 between 8am and 5pm or visit www.oxford.gov.uk/CommunityAssistance
If you live in the Vale of White Horse Call 01235 422600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/services-and-advice/coronavirus-community-support
If you live in Cherwell District go to www.cherwell.gov.uk/info/258/coronavirus
Residents having problems of any kind should not hesitate to contact their councillors, links to their Councillor contact pages are below:
- Oxfordshire County Council
- Oxford City Council
- Vale of White Horse District Council
- Cherwell District Council
Here are some links to charities who focus on helping vulnerable people
Here are some links for advice for people with particular medical conditions
If you need help supporting your children's learning during local school shut-downs, please check with the school to find out what help might be available. However BBC Bytesize might also be a useful home learning resource.
Daily local information
Daily Info is a website that is frequently updated, including which businesses are open or offering deliveries.
NHS Volunteer Responders are needed to transportation and community support.
Oxfordshire All In have been mapping the Coronavirus support groups across the county.
Oxford Hub has been coordinating an Oxford-wide community response to the coronavirus.
Oxford Covid-19 Mutual Aid (facebook / twitter) helps connect people in and around Oxford online.
Researchers from Kings College London among others want people to help track their symptoms.
Local business support
Information from the Liberal Democrats