Last update – 09/11/2020 at 15:23 

Dear Brigaders, users of Brigad

We can imagine your concern following the announcements of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, which once again disrupt our lives, our activities and our work. We would like to assure you of the Brigad team's unfailing support during this particularly difficult period.

You will find below a number of information and decisions that we hope you will find useful.

All of our services will, of course, remain accessible and open during this period.

The Brigad Team ⚡️

Summary

Shifts⚡️

During this difficult period, the Brigad service remains available to enable our users (such as healthcare facilities or home deliveries) to provide their service.

If you accept a shift, you must :

  • Have no symptoms related to COVID-19 and have not been in contact with infected or potentially infected persons ;
  • Carefully read the good health practices sheet corresponding to your shift.
  • Contact the establishment to find out the specific instructions that have been put in place;
  • Always apply all barrier gestures at all times

The safety and health of the Brigaders is our top priority.

We have decided to put in place several special measures:

  • We call each Brigader who has accepted a shift in the health sector to inform him/her and make sure he/she is up to date on the barrier actions to be taken.
  • At the end of each shift carried out in the health sector, we call back the Brigader to ensure that they have carried out the shift safely and have not been exposed closely to the virus.

Health

Your health and that of all Brigad users is a top priority.

If you experience symptoms related to the COVID-19 coronavirus (high temperature or feeling of high temperature, signs of breathing difficulties such as coughing or shortness of breath) you should stay at home and self-isolate. 

Under no circumstances should you go to a shift

For more information, you can also consult the government website dedicated to the pandemic.

Get a free test 🧪

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you can ask for a free test and need to self-isolate straight away.

Find out more

Self-isolating 🤒

– If you have symptoms or have been tested positive to Covid-19, you need to self-isolate for 10 days. 

– If you have been in close contact with someone who has been tested positive or/and has symptoms, you need to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Finance

The current crisis can have a significant impact on your income and savings.

The following measures can help you get through this difficult time.

Self Employment Income Scheme (SEISS)

The SEISS has been extended until January covering now 80% of average trading profits for the months of November, December and January.This means that the maximum grant size will increase to £7,500.

Our partner Coconut has gathered you will need to know in an article:

More info

💡Apply for the grant as soon as possible – details can be found on the government website

Your business must have been affected the Coronavirus to claim this scheme.

Universal Credit 💰

Great news for self-employed workers, the Department for Work and Pensions has extended the suspension of the minimum income floor for Universal Credit until April 2021.

Universal credit payments are based on different factors and depend on your personal and professional situation.

  • If you live alone or have children
  • Where you live
  • If you are self-employed or employed
  • If you are self-employed and employed at the same time

Claim Universal Credit

Work incapacity 🤧

If you are infected with Covid-19, and you are unable to work:

  • Claim Statutory Sick Pay if you are employed. You’ll get £95.85 per week.
  • If you are self-employed and are ill or incapable to work, you can claim ESA (Employment and Support Allowance)

Other

Travel 🚌

You should travel and use public transport only for the following reasons:

  • Travel for work and to go to your shifts;
  • Shopping for basic necessities in authorised local shops;
  • Exercise only on an individual basis, around your house and without any gathering

We love, we support ♥️

Below we list the most useful initiatives in these difficult times.
Do not hesitate to share with us the projects you hear about.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous un rappel des consignes à appliquer actuellement :

You will find below a reminder of the current instructions around Covid-19

05/11/2020

The Government has annouced a new lockdown in England from November 5th 2020 until December 2nd. Make sure you respect all instructions detailed on this website. 

Useful links :

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