I’ve lost my job and need to find work urgently. What can I do?

Currently, there are shortages of workers in supermarkets for deliveries and shelf stacking and also for call centres dealing with 111 calls.

Lookout for opportunities online to help provide cover for those who are off sick. Being prepared to work in a variety of roles will give you the most opportunities. It may also be possible to apply for money from your former employer – you can check here. https://www.gov.uk/lay-offs-short-timeworking/guarantee-pay or access some benefits to bridge the gap.

And while applying, it’s always worth considering that at the moment, all jobs that involve working outside of the home and directly with the public involve a level of health risk, especially if you or those in your family are older, or have underlying health issues.