Signposting you to COVID-19 Groups
Here's a list of some of the great groups and networks actively
leading the fight right now. Many of these members are making a
valuable contribution supporting the frontline whilst many others are
doing the vital planning and thinking for not only this wave of the
pandemic but what comes beyond it as we rebuild a strong UK and an
even stronger digitally reinforced public sector.
Knowledge Hub groups are run by public
sector workers, working together to support each other and share
information. You can find a full list of COVID-19 groups and assets
search. We are also updating this list of COVID-19
response groups in the KHub Connects
group forum. KHub Connects is an open group, so if you’re not
already a member, feel free to join and find out more. You may find
that some of the groups below are restricted by their owners to allow
members-only access for security reasons.
To access restricted groups – just visit the group page and
request access directly via the group facilitators.
Covid-19 Directors of
The LGA is liaising with Public Health England (PHE),
the Department for Health and Social Care and the Ministry of
Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the
emerging outbreak of the Coronavirus. Local authority
Directors of Public Health are also in close contact with PHE.
This is a restricted space primarily for Local Authority staff
and partners to share updates, expertise and practice on the
evolving situation with Covid-19.
Public Mental Health
This is a group for people who want to address the
mental health impact of the COVID19 pandemic. It is aimed at
practitioners, psychologists and public health people. It is
designed to help us take a population approach to the
psychological burdens of COVID19 and to create and share tools
and good practice for others to use in reducing the burden of
mental ill-health from COVID19.
Support for Local Public Sector
A place to find Covid-19 related resources and support
for local public sector in one place. Supported by iNetwork,
open to all local public sector organisations, including
Councils, Police, Fire, Housing, Transport, health.
An Improvement Service network space for Carers Centre
managers to discuss issues, concerns, and share ideas and
practice around supporting carers during COVID19.
Local Area Research
and Intelligence Association (LARIA)
The LARIA group (Local Area Research and Intelligence
Association) have a thread about using data for COVID-19.
Primary Authority Supermarkets Group (PASG)
PASG comprises primary authority officers and their
supermarket partners who work together within the Primary
Authority scheme. The focus of the PASG is regulatory
compliance in the trading standards.
Guidance for Councillors
Published 19 March by the LGA, this guidance has been
developed to assist elected councillors, focusing on specific
issues relevant to councillors’ involvement in our work
leading and protecting communities, as well as in delivering
the full range of our normal services.
Further info for facilitators on making the most of group tools is