Warrington Borough Council - COVID 19 Support 

Warrington Borough Council have a dedicated website and set of details for people to get in touch with any Coronavirus issues. 

In first instance should call: 01925 443322


Emergency Tel Nos: 01925 442441 / 01925 442443

Travelling abroad ? Relatives abroad ?   

I've had some reports of people having travel problems in returning to the UK from abroad. The Foreign and Commonweath Office ( FCO )  has a hotline for the general public:  (+44 ) 0207 008 1500 

Today the FCO has updated it's travel guidance.  It is advised to not travel to foreign countries for at least 30 days unless essential. 

Have bookings with a tour company ?  You can access ABTA's latest coronavirus FAQs on their website here 


In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against ‘all but essential’ travel to mainland China and now recommends that British Nationals who are able to leave China do so.

Read the full FCO Travel Advice for China . British nationals in China who need consular support should call +86 (0)10 8529 6600 or the FCO in London on: 0207 008 1500.

Educational Settings 

There is a dedicated helpline number for educational settings – please call 0800 046 8687 for any specific question.  Andy will update any specific advice here

Public Health England has created resource materials  that contain public health advice about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like those that cause coronavirus (COVID-19), by practising good respiratory and hand hygiene. To access, download and share this information, you will need to register for an account which only takes a couple of minutes.

Use e-Bug  resources to teach pupils about hygiene.

Business and personal finances 

This is a fast paced situation and the Chancellor is expected to be addressing the house of commons @ c7pm on the 17th of March with clarification around the £12 Billion pounds of support measures announced during the budget.  We will update measures here as they become clear. 


HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice. Up to 2,000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed.

If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for help and advice: 0800 0159 559. 

Coronavirus WhatsApp Updates

The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The service will provide information on topics such as coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting.

The service will also allow the government to send messages to all opted-in users if required. To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

Read for at .GOV HERE