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Resident satisfaction with councils’ response to COVID-19 May 2020

Resident satisfaction with councils’ response to COVID-19: May 2020

This report outlines the results of a Local Government Association (LGA) public poll on resident satisfaction with councils’ response to COVID-19. It follows a similar format to the LGA’s regular resident satisfaction polling, which has been conducted every three to four months since 2012.

Research
Health and Wellbeing Boards reset tool: to support HWB chairs move into the next stage of COVID-19

Health and Wellbeing Boards reset tool: to support HWB chairs move into the next stage of COVID-19

The LGA has developed this simple tool to support Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) chairs/chairmen move into the next stage of COVID-19. Please adapt it to your local circumstances over the forthcoming period.

Approaches to the use of screens in private hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis (during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Approaches to the use of screens in private hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis during the COVID-19 pandemic

To support authorities in considering this, this note signposts councils to relevant general guidance, as well sharing approaches taken by authorities which have taken a position on the use of screens. 

Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19 COVER

Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to provide councils and their community and voluntary sector partners with a briefing on the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector and the use of volunteers in local and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

resumption of live sport

Resumption of live sport - brief guidance note

This note provides a brief overview of councils’ regulatory responsibilities where there is a relevant sports ground in their area, to assist senior officers and members in seeking assurance on this issue. More detailed guidance for operational leads has been developed by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA).

Publication cover - COVID-19 workforce survey report - 2 June 2020

COVID-19 workforce survey research report, 2 June 2020

An online survey is emailed to heads of human resources, or a nominated contact, in councils from England, Wales and Northern Ireland on alternate Wednesdays. The data requested relates to the week ending the preceding Friday.

Research
Changes to local authority powers and duties: Adoption, fostering and care planning and health protection resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020 COVER

Changes to local authority powers and duties: Adoption, fostering and care planning and health protection resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020

This is a guide to the provisions of the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 including amendments, and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England only up to 2 June 2020.

LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund Grant Conditions - pdf cover

LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund grant conditions

A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.

Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19 COVER

Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19: practical advice

The LGA and ADPH have jointly produced this practical advice for Directors of Public Health and others leading the response to the loneliness and social isolation issues arising from COVID-19.

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020: school admissions COVER

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020: school admissions

A guide to the provisions of the School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to English councils.