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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
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Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
The role of scrutiny in climate change programmes: scoping and designing effective reviews, 18 September 2020
Download presentations from Cllr Clyde Loake, Deputy Chair, LGA’s Environment Board; Thomas Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Leeds City Council; and Kate Grigg, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.
LGA - Rally call for children's vaccinations following COVID-19
“We really do encourage parents to check if their child needs any vaccinations to make sure they are properly protected.”
LGA responds to ONS analysis of air pollution link to COVID-19
“This analysis shows why it is vital the Government continues to supports councils to invest in long-term measures to reduce harmful transport emissions such as cycling and walking infrastructure."
Queen’s Birthday and New Year Honours
Anybody can submit a nomination for an Honour, however nominations made through The LGA or your council as recognised organisations with a route into MHCLG are less lengthy and tend to have a shorter turnaround time with an outcome within one Honours cycle and greater access to advice and feedback.
Local outbreaks and living with COVID-19, 13 August 2020
Download the slides and resources from this webinar.
'I felt personally responsible when we had a local outbreak'
Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health, Warwickshire County Council.
'The community are our eyes and ears'
Stephen Gunther, Director of Public Health, Walsall Council.
Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19
The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.
We ended up the 'guinea pigs' for test and trace
Matt Lenny, Director of Public Health, North Somerset Council.
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