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New restrictions have been announced in Charnwood to stop the spread of COVID-19

Tighter rules are needed because cases of the virus are increasing amongst all age groups – particularly young people and those over 60.

Most of Leicestershire is in tier 1 – ‘medium’ risk. Residents in Charnwood and Oadby & Wigston are in tier 2 – ‘high risk’.

You can explore what the new High alert level means.

Coronavirus updates for parts of Leicestershire 

Benefits for adults

You may be able to claim benefits or get financial help.

Benefits you could claim

The benefits you can get will depend on your individual circumstances.  Use the 'entitled to' benefits calculator to find out which benefits and financial help you can get.

Talk to someone


Age UK for advice and information about the benefits you may be able to claim

LeicesterShire Citizens Advice Bureau about a range of advice to include online information about benefits

Jobcentre Plus to make a new claim or discuss what you are entitled to

Money and debt advice

Visit the First Contact Plus website to find out about organisations that can give you money and debt advice.

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