COVID-19: housing, planning and homelessness

Information and guidance related to housing, planning and homelessness including temporary accommodation.

We are working as fast as we can to update this page with useful information for you. Please follow @LGAHousing for the latest updates and keep checking back.

Official Government information


GOV.UK – government support available for landlords and renters reflecting the coronavirus outbreak

GOV.UK – guidance for landlords, tenants, and local authorities in the context of COVID-19

GOV.UK – extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

GOV.UK – Regulator of Social Housing statements on coronavirus

GOV.UK – advice on home moving during the coronavirus outbreak

GOV.UK – Regulator of Social Housing statements on coronavirus

GOV.UK – letter from Minister Luke Hall to caravan and park home owners


GOV.UK – Planning Inspectorate guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events

Government and industry guidance on construction and planning

GOV.UK – Covid-19: letter to the construction sector

GOV.UK – Planning inspectorate coronavirus update

Homelessness and rough sleeping

GOV.UK advice for accommodation providers

GOV.UK – guidance for hostel or day centre providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping

GOV.UK  letter from Luke Hall MP regarding the use of hotels for people who are homeless

Domestic abuse safe accommodation

GOV.UK – guidance for domestic abuse safe accommodation provision

GOV.UK – Support for victims of domestic abuse

LGA guidance and support

Planning Advisory Service: coronavirus

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice

Other information

Construction Leadership Council: Site operating procedures during COVID-19

Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance – Guidance for housing providers during COVID-19

Crisis – How are local authority homelessness services responding to COVID-19?