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Touchbase Coronavirus Special - 5 June 2020

This bulletin has been provided to us by the DWP

Roundup of recent DWP announcements

Video Relay Service expanded

The Video Relay Service has now been rolled out to Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support. This service allows customers to make an inbound call to DWP via a British Sign Language interpreter using a video connection. The service will be rolled out to more service lines later in June.

New Skills Toolkit courses

This week more free courses have been added to The Skills Toolkit, with topics including getting the most out of Microsoft Outlook, introductions to finance and bookkeeping and understanding how computer networks operate.

The online learning platform is available to everyone and provides easy access to a selection of high-quality digital and numeracy courses, which can help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.

NHS Test and Trace campaign

Public Health England have produced a range of materials to communicate the NHS Test and Trace programme during the ‘Alert’ phase of the COVID -19 campaign.

Please support the campaign by downloading the materials from the Public Health England Resource Centre and sharing through your networks and channels.

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business campaign

The Home Office has developed new materials to support people to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect and what to do if there is a concern.

Neighbours, volunteers and professionals or anyone who might still be interacting with members of the public – can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe, so please share these materials with your networks.

Working safely guidelines

New advice has allowed some retail firms to reopen such as in outdoor markets and car showrooms. Practical guidelines have been published to make workplaces as safe as possible and give people confidence to go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic. All other non-essential retail will be able to reopen from 15 June if the scientific and medical advice allows, provided they are able to follow the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

Published on Friday 5th June 2020

Tags: DWP Covid-19
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