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Coronavirus: support for employees

We understand that these are worrying and confusing times for many employed people in Middlesbrough. The government, Middlesbrough Council, and other trusted organisations are here to offer practical support and free advice to help employees get through the situation.

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We also have advice about health and staying at home available in 17 different languages.

The charity SignHealth has coronavirus information and advice in British Sign Language (BSL).

Wage support

Employment and financial support is available to you:

Key Workers

If you're classed as a Key Worker, your work is crucial to the coronavirus response. Thank you for your efforts. People currently classed as Key Workers include:

  • health and social care workers
  • education and childcare workers
  • workers who deliver key public services and key frontline services
  • local and national government workers
  • food and goods workers
  • public safety and national security workers
  • transport workers
  • utilities, communications, and financial service workers

There is guidance for Key Workers with children on the government website.

Futures for Families supports young people in Middlesbrough to help them get their future back. Join our team