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Current Coronavirus restrictions

Your family and child entitlements

Your family and child entitlements

When you or your partner gives birth or adopts a child, you may be entitled to take time off through:

You could receive payment.

Parental leave

You may also be entitled to take more time off through parental leave which is likely to be unpaid.

Flexible working

You could try flexible working.

Child benefit

Remember to claim child benefit for new born children.

Time off for family and dependants

In the case of an emergency, involving anybody who is dependant on you, the law allows you to take some time off to sort the emergency out.

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