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Coronavirus: LGA responds to new waste service guidance
Park closures guidance: LGA response
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
"As this new guidance rightly recognises, decisions on waste and recycling services must always be based on local circumstances."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Minister park closures guidance
"Councils want to keep parks open, but people need to follow the social distancing advice."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to food voucher extension to cover Easter holidays
“We are pleased that the Government has listened to our call to extend the food voucher scheme to cover the Easter holidays."
Public mental health and wellbeing and COVID-19
A joint LGA/ADPH briefing for Directors of Public Health about the public mental health and wellbeing issues arising from COVID-19.
Remote working | Top Tips
The coronavirus outbreak has come with a tidal wave of communications, fears, behaviours, new ways of working and mental health matters that many of
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Business support
Many local businesses have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Council communications teams are helping to ensure that businesses know where to go for the help they need.
Coronavirus: Government should consider asking retired care workers to return to work - LGA
Retired care workers being asked to return to work could help support those most at risk of the coronavirus outbreak and provide a much-needed boost to an already over-stretched social care workforce, say council leaders.
LGA responds to Arts Council England funding
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to Arts Council England’s announcement to provide £160 million for the cultural sector.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Resident communications
Communicating with residents and ensuring they receive up to date, accurate and accessible information has never been more important as we work to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to hardship funding guidance
“We are pleased that councils will now be able to provide much-needed support to many households on the lowest incomes by quickly reducing or removing the need for them to pay council tax."
COVID-19: business support
Information and guidance related to business support, including on business operations, financial support packages, and business rates.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Social media
Social media is one of the most effective ways for local authorities to communicate with residents about the local response to COVID-19. Councils have been utilising their social media channels in a variety of ways to ensure that residents are following Government guidance.
COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance
This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.
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