During the coronavirus pandemic the charity sector will face challenges of looking after its staff, volunteers and trustees who may fall ill, have to self-isolate, or have to look after loved ones. The sector also has a vital role to play in looking after its beneficiaries, many of whom will be amongst the most vulnerable during this public health emergency.

Where charities face real and urgent legal issues, you should take advice on these.

Charities can also call the Charities Commission at their contact centre on 0300 066 9197

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

As an immediate step, charities that are due to submit an Annual Return imminently, but feel unable to do so, can call the commission to request a filing extension.