COVID-19 Resource Hub

 

To support you in the transition of adapting your practice in line with the current government legislation surrounding COVID-19, we have pulled together sources of information and created resources that we hope you will find helpful.

Please note that some of the resources provided in this section are exclusively available to iO members only.

Clinic Posters & Infographics

Produced by the iO, these posters can be downloaded for use within your clinic to provide helpful information to patients, as well as assuring them about the changes being made to your practice.

Template Letters/Forms

Legal, financial and employment advice and support

Below we have pulled together a list of organisations and resources for anyone who is experiencing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 and needs legal, financial or employment advice and support.

During what is a stressful and challenging time for many, we recommend that you seek expert advice on your situation, as often support and frameworks are in place to be able to guide you during this time.

Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant is operated by local councils on a discretionary basis to support businesses that are not covered by any other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed as a result of COVID-19 hardship. Click here to check your eligibility.

iO Hardship Fund

Set-up to provide those who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19, a small but welcome amount that they can use for essentials until they can access more established support. Click here to apply.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

If you will suffer a significant profit reduction, including as a result of parental responsibilities, you can apply for up to £7,500, through grant 3. Applications need to be made before the 29 Jan. To apply, click here.

HMRC Business Support Finder

Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business. Available here.

Advice Now

A public legal information website run by Law for Life. Information on most areas of law such as family, benefits, housing, employment, immigration etc. can be found here.

Business Debt Line

Free debt advice for self-employed and small businesses in areas such as business debts, personal debts and cashflow problems. This service, run by the charity Money Advice Trust, provides advice through guides, budget tools as well as over the phone. For more information, click here.

Citizens Advice

A charity which provides free independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Areas include healthcare, education, law and rights, discrimination etc. For more information, click here.

The Fru

Specifically for the South East, London and Nottingham. The Fru provides free representation in employment and social security hearings. You have to be referred to use their service, but a list of referral agencies is available via their website. For more information, click here.

Law Works

A charity providing free legal advice through a network of pro-bono clinics.  For more information, click here.

National Debt Line

Another service run by the Money Advice Trust providing free debt service advice for people and families. For more information, click here.

Protect Advice

An organisation supporting and advising on whistle-blowing situations. Protect Advice provide a free advice line and have a section on workers’ rights during COVID-19. For more information, click here.

England Shelter

A charity giving practical housing advice and support both online and over the phone on everything from mortgage arrears to evictions and finding a place to sleep. For more information, click here.

Test and Trace Support

You might be able to get a payment of £500 if you’ve been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and you cannot work from home. To find out more and whether you are eligible, click here.

 

Useful links and information 

PPE Suppliers

IMPORTANT: The organisations listed below are suppliers of PPE, publication here does not infer endorsement by the iO. We cannot provide assurances on supply and or quality and would recommend that you make appropriate checks directly with the suppliers.

PPE Suppliers

Hygiene Supplier

Medisave

MidMeds

Belloost – Medical Grade Pillow Covers

Trimbio

Dementia Signs

Professional Hygiene

Wessex Packaging

Annick Marshall – visors only

Midland Medical Supplies

Reece Safety

IMPORTANT: Once your order has been received, we strongly advise that you check that the box and / or masks are labelled as the correct grade i.e. IIR masks should be labelled as such.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to osteopathic practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the FAQs here.

 

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