Welcome to the iNetwork COVID-19 Support Hub

 

This microsite was established to act as a central repository for Covid-19 related resources, support, and guidance for the local public sector. Supported and curated by iNetwork, it is open to all public sector and strategic partner organisations, including Councils, Police, Fire, Housing, Transport and Health.

Based on an original Knowledge Hub group, the site contains a library of central and local public sector guidance, policy documents, blogs, news, and reports which we hope will be useful to you and your organisation in your response to, and recovery from, the impacts of Covid-19.

The resource library has been built up through a combination of iNetwork's own research and contacts and user uploads. We warmly encourage any public sector employee with a Knowledge Hub account to contribute any information that they are happy to share from their own organisations to the resources and guidance library.

Through the events tab and latest news below, this site will signpost free events, webinars, and training from across the sector that you may find interesting or helpful in your organisational Covid-19 response and recovery.

In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that the public sector collaborates and innovates, we warmly encourage you to use this site to help you accomplish those outcomes.

 

Latest Resources & Guidance

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Updated 14 December: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services
Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children. Published 3 April 2020 L..
Published 21 December 2020
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Updated 10 December: COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic
This guidance is designed to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities and includes a checklist for special religious services and gatherings. Published 4..
Published 16 December 2020
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Updated 9 December: Coronavirus (COVID-19): health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce
Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Published 11 May 20..
Published 16 December 2020
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Updated 03 December: Education plans from September 2020
Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection. Published 6 July 2020 Last updated 3 December 2020 —  see all updates
Published 07 December 2020
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Updated 03 December: Social Care Plans from September 2020
Guidance for children's social care providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection. Published 6 July 2020 Last updated 3 December ..
Published 07 December 2020
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Updated 03 December: VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions
If you’re a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions. Published 9 Jul..
Published 07 December 2020
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Updated 02 December: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break t..
Published 07 December 2020
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Updated 02 December: COVID-19 Winter Plan
The government's plan for managing COVID-19 through the winter. Published 23 November 2020 Last updated 2 December 2020 —  see all updates
Published 03 December 2020
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Updated 01 December: Reducing burdens on educational and care settings
List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue. Published 20 April 2020 Last updated 1 December 2020 ..
Published 03 December 2020
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Updated 01 December: Reducing risk in adult social care during Covid-19
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Published 19 June 202..
Published 03 December 2020
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Guidance for the Christmas Period
Guidance for the Christmas Period.
Published 01 December 2020
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Updated 27 November: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. Pu..
Published 30 November 2020
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Updated 24 November: Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for care providers
A list of local contacts for care providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum. ..
Published 27 November 2020
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Updated 24 November: Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities
A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care. ..
Published 27 November 2020
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Updated 05 November: Visiting care homes during coronavirus
Guidance for making arrangements for limited visits for care homes with the support of their director of public health. ..
Published 11 November 2020
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Getting support outside of your home
If you need support while outside your home, this guide explains what you and the people helping you should do to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVI..
Published 09 November 2020
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Updated 06 November: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships
This guidance is designed to assist people planning to get married or form a civil partnership in England. Published 29 June 2020 Last updated 6 November 2020 —  see all updates
Published 09 November 2020
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Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in education and childcare settings
Actions for leaders and staff when using the NHS COVID-19 app in education and childcare settings.
Published 09 November 2020
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Updated 02 November: Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme
This scheme will help large businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to access loans of up to £25 million. Published 3 April 2020 Last updated 2 November 2020 —  see all updates
Published 05 November 2020
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Updated 05 November: Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel
The FCO updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers. Published 3 July 2020 Last ..
Published 05 November 2020
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