Coronavirus: council information and support

Useful information and support for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are continuously updating this section to reflect recent government updates and provide additional useful information for councils. Please keep checking back and follow us on Twitter @LGAcomms and @LGAnews for the latest updates.

Latest information November/December 2021

In light of recent government updates, we have included updated COVID information and guidance on our test, trace and local outbreak management webpage. We will continue to update with the latest information as soon as possible.

On these pages, you will find guidance and resources from the LGA and our key partners, as well as the latest official Government information relevant to local government.

Quick links

LGA COVID-19 support offer

LGA sector support offer

Explore the summary of our sector support offer for councils in 2021/22.

Leadership development
The scale of the challenge that councils are currently facing requires strong, responsive and resilient leadership. We are refocusing our leadership offer so that senior councillors and officers have access to e-learning resources and the ability to share their experiences with their peers.

Visit our e-learning platform

COVID-19 data from LG Inform

Cumulative vaccinations in your authority

Rolling weekly tracker overview for England

Rolling weekly tracker quick view for your local authority

Local authority report  showing the number and rates of all confirmed COVID-19 cases by authority, compared to others

England overview report showing the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths across England as a whole, and the top ten councils for number and rate of cases

Weekly deaths report providing a summary of Office for National Statistics (ONS) weekly deaths data

Care homes report focusing on deaths in care homes in particular

Vulnerable groups report providing estimates of local authority populations likely to be vulnerable to COVID-19

Area characteristics report comparing case rates across all local authorities to other factors at a local area level, such as deprivation.

Government information and support
Other information and support

Information and guidance for councils

There is not a single area of local government that is not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for updated information and support on how to tackle the 'new normal' is understandably great. To help you navigate the situation, we have split our COVID-19 hub into four different areas, so you can easily find the information you need.

Contact the LGA
If you have any issues facing your services or wider community please do get in touch with us.

To help amplify the good work local government is doing, please keep using #ThankYouLocalGov and #CouncilsCan across social media.