Coronavirus: 12 ways our life tasks big and small have changed

Coronavirus: 12 ways our life tasks big and small have changed

The BBC Reports “The current restrictions on movement are making it trickier to carry out many basic tasks, particularly for those who are self-isolating, or shielded. You might need to pay in a cheque, call a plumber, or top up an electricity meter. Here is what you can, and can't, do.


Can I register a birth? In normal times, it is a legal requirement to register the birth of a child, in person, within 42 days. Now the government has advised local authorities that they should keep register offices closed, until the current restrictions are lifted. The 42-day limit has been suspended.

Parents cannot usually apply for child benefit or universal credit until a birth is registered, but that rule has also been relaxed as families feel the financial effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Sadly, but inevitably given the pandemic, registering a death is still possible, and can usually be done on the telephone.

Is writing a valid will still possible?  The law is strict on writing a will and ensuring it is valid in England and Wales. This includes signing it in front of two witnesses, and having two people signing it in your presence. .” Read the full article


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