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28th April 2020

COVID-19 – Where to find essential information

Engage is working hard behind the scenes to ensure our teachers, support staff and partner schools have all of the information necessary to make informed choices about careers and placements during the pandemic. 

There’s a vast amount of information available online and through news outlets, we wanted to make it easy for you to access factual and current news, from both government-led sources and our own growing collection of Coronavirus resources. We’ll be keeping this post updated as the situation develops, so check back regularly.

 

OFFICIAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

 

NHS UK Coronavirus Site Official NHS Coronavirus page with information and signposting to other NHS services, including their online diagnoses tools.
Government Coronavirus Government advice on transmission and prevention as well as the latest advice on staying safe
World Health Organisation Coronavirus World Health Organisation Coronavirus stats and information
Government Action Plan The most up to date information on the UK’s Coronavirus Action plan

 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

 

Education Support EAP All Engage teachers have access to this support channel
Education Support Partnership Blog Our blog on the Education Support initiative
MIND Mental health support for everyone
Every Mind Matters An NHS and government-backed mental health initiative with lots of information on self-isolation
Looking after mental health during COVID-19 Advice from the Mental Health Foundation on managing the impact of the pandemic on your mental health

 

SUCCESSFUL SELF-ISOLATION

 

Engage have a growing selection of blogs on working from home, self-isolation and looking after your health, wellbeing and career during the lockdown. Keep checking our Reading Corner for the most up to date articles.

 

40 Ways to Stay Active During Isolation Engage’s big list of tips, apps and websites to keep you moving
Talking about Coronavirus with children Our tips on discussing the pandemic with children and young people
How To Ensure You Are Effective Working From Home All of our best advice on successfully working from home
Guidance For Educational Settings Government-led advice for managing education settings during the pandemic

 

 

FINANCIAL HELP

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Official information on the Job Retention Scheme for PAYE employees
Help for the self-employed Help and advice for self-employed workers
Universal Credit Make an online claim for Universal Credit
Shelter Help with accommodation and landlord issues
FSCA Furloughed Workers Update Updates relating specifically to agency and umbrella company workers
The Trussell Trust Access a network of foodbanks

 

WORK WITH ENGAGE

 

Engage Consultants are still available to discuss your next career move either in one of our partner schools or with one of our flexible opportunities in other sectors, below are some links to information about working with Engage and our online sign-up forms.

 

Current Jobs View jobs with open applications
Register Register with Engage online
Register for SEND Register for our SEND vacancies

 

Visit our contact us page for all the ways you can get in touch.

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