People receiving benefits no longer need to attend Jobcentre appointments - alternative arrangements have been put in place.
People will continue to receive their benefits as normal, but all requirements to attend the Jobcentre in person are suspended. These changes will be in place for 3 months from 19 March 2020.
People applying for Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance or other benefits should not go to a jobcentre but apply for them online.
Members of the public will not be admitted into Jobcentres unless they are directed to do so with a booked appointment.
Only the most vulnerable claimants who cannot access DWP services by other channels will be invited to attend, with the public urged to use online services.