How coronavirus is affecting public services

Keep up to date with the latest news from your local council on the impact on the services they provide.

Scarborough Borough Council

Whitby Council

North Yorkshire County Council 

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Middlesbrough Council

The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus information service on WhatsApp.
The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. This will help combat the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus information service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064 422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Universal Credit

Crime, justice and the law

Court and tribunal cases

Visiting prisoners

Driving and transport

Car, motorcycle and van MOTs extended by 6 months

Driving and theory tests suspended

MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended

Relaxation of drivers’ hours rules

Vehicle approval tests suspended

Housing and local services

Planning inspections