Support for employees
Guidance for people who are employed and cannot work due to COVID-19
If your employer has less or no work for you because of coronavirus, they can get a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (external link) grant to help them to carry on paying you.
This is known as being put ‘on furlough’ or ‘on flexible furlough’, and means that you’ll get at least 80% of your normal pay. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021.
If your workplace has been told to close, or your employer has less work for you than normal, you might be able to get regular payments to help:
If you've lost your job due to COVID-19
If you’ve lost your job, you might be able to get:
- New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Universal Credit, or
- Pension Credit
- Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) - free online courses for Haringey residents who want to gain new skills and confidence
- Haringey Works - free employment and skills support
The council’s Connected Communities team are here to help if you are worried about the impact of COVID-19 on your money, accessing essential items or accessing the support you need. You can reach them on 020 8489 4431. This line is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm.
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