Alone Together podcast: working through the lockdown

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 12:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 12:36 pm

We have launched a new podcast to help you through the daily challenges we're all facing right now.

Alone Together: A Coronavirus Podcast answers your questions with expert insight, and shares the inspiring stories of those going the extra mile to support their communities.

On episode three, presenters Dan and Matt discuss the possibility of being in lockdown for a prolonged period of time, after Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, hinted that the current restrictions in the UK could last for months rather than weeks.

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In this episode, we answer some of the public's most pressing financial concerns. To talk about the financial implications of the virus for both businesses and employees, Oliver Tasker, employment lawyer at Wilkin Chapman, tells us all about the government furlough scheme and how businesses can forward-plan if this doesn’t extend beyond three months.

Oliver also provides advice for the self-employed and how they can receive government support at this difficult time.

We also chat to local hero Emma Neno in West Sussex who has started a fundraising campaign for the charity Cancerwise, from a tent inside her house, after all fundraising events were cancelled for the charity.

The idea is for people to set up camp in their bedroom, living room or garden and post photos of their den to social media using the hashtag #Campin4CancerWise, and donate where they can.

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You can listen to Alone Together: a Coronavirus Podcast wherever you get your podcasts, or you can download the Entale app on iOS or Android for exclusive immersive content to accompany this podcast.

Alone Together: a Coronavirus Podcast is also available from all of your favourite podcast providers including Apple and Spotify. If you like what you hear, please rate and review the show.

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