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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
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.
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Every death from this dreadful disease is a personal tragedy and our thoughts go out to those family and friends in mourning."
LGA green webinars
The LGA is delivering a green webinar series.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy, House of Lords, Thursday 4 June 2020
Councils are working tirelessly to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable in our communities. They have ensured that our most important public services keep running successfully.
LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund grant conditions
A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.
Coronavirus: councils need powers to close schools with new clusters of COVID-19
“The safety of staff, parents and families is absolutely paramount."
LGA responds to £1.7 billion local roads repairs announcement
Cllr David Renard responds to the Transport Secretary’s announcement of a £1.7 billion investment into repairing local roads to improve journeys for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Key questions and issues for finance portfolio holders during the COVID-19 pandemic
This paper seeks to outline and discuss key strategic issues that elected members, particularly those in finance and wider leadership positions, should consider.
Councillor guidance on emergency response structures
This short note has been produced as a supplement to our earlier Local Government Association (LGA) councillor guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak and sits alongside our new COVID-19 workbook for leaders and cabinet members.
COVID-19: a leadership workbook for cabinet members
A councillor’s workbook on the role of leaders and cabinet members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to extra £600m infection control care home funding
“This extra funding for infection control in care homes is good news and will help councils’ public health teams in their efforts to reduce and prevent coronavirus outbreaks."
Remote council meetings: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Despite the current “stay at home” restrictions which is making face to face meetings impossible, councillors at Rotherham Council has remained available for residents to contact if they require support on community and council issues. In light of the need to reduce face to face contact in order to save lives, all advice surgeries will now be taking place by telephone or online only.
LGA responds to Government plans to restart housing market
“It is good that government has brought forward measures to ensure that planning departments can continue to operate effectively within current public health guidelines."
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