Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

The Law Centre NI team is working hard to provide accurate and up-to-date information for advisers and the public on key developments in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal and policy developments around employment, social security and immigration.

This page will be continuously updated throughout the crisis.

Law Centre NI Service Delivery:

Need advice? We can help. Our legal advice lines are open as normal. More info here.

Our advice line is currently dealing with a high volume of calls. If you are unable to make contact by telephone, please send an email, along with your contact details, to the following:

Employment FAQs

  • Advice & Support for Employees:

Our employment hub has produced an FAQs document to help people understand their employment rights in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19). More info here. Translated versions are available here.

You can find more information on the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme here. Employers can find further advice and information here.

We have also produced a useful flowchart to help people understand the process and timescales for making a claim to the industrial tribunal. More info here.

  • FAQs for Self-Employed Workers:

Questions around the UK Government's 'Self-Employed Workers Income Support Scheme? Our FAQs can help. More info here. Translated versions are available here.

  • FAQs on Redundancy:

We have produced an FAQs document providing an overview of employee rights during a redundancy situation. More info here.

  • FAQs on Shielding and Work

We have produced an FAQs document to help people who are shielding to understand their rights at work once the shielding programme is paused on 31 July. To view the document, please click here.

Social Security Updates:

To view all the latest social security updates and commitments, please click here.

Immigration Contingency Plans:

Our immigration hub is publishing all the latest plans in relation to immigration contingency planning in one place. More info here.

Doctors of the World have translated the latest NHS guidelines around Coronavirus (COVID-19) into 36 different languages. Find the translations here.


Presentation slides to our Adviser Network Webinar are now available.

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