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 29 October: Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary COVID-19 local lockdown restrictions impose..
Published 05 November 2020
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NHS Test and Trace: how we test your samples
An overview of the largest diagnostic network in British history, including what happens after you submit your sample and how laboratories process your..
Published 05 November 2020
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Assessment and procurement of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests
How the government assesses offers of COVID-19 tests from developers for procurement and use in the UK.
Published 05 November 2020
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Office for National Statistics recommendation for publishing data at small geographies for NHS Test and Trace
Assessing disclosure issues, especially of low counts, alongside the practical use of providing these counts publicly.
Published 05 November 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): emergency funding for local government
Allocations of additional funding to local authorities.
Published 23 October 2020
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Updated 16 October: Face coverings in education
Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in Years 7 and above in England. Published 26 Augu..
Published 20 October 2020
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Full list of local COVID alert levels by area
The areas in England listed as local COVID alert level high and local COVID alert level very high.
Published 20 October 2020
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Local authority preparations for Remembrance Sunday
Information for councils in England on how to ensure those hosting local Remembrance events can do so safely.
Published 20 October 2020
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Local COVID Alert Levels
Find out what restrictions are in place if you live in an area where the local COVID alert level is medium/ high/ very high. Medium: ..
Published 19 October 2020
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Updated 12 October: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to local authorities on prioritising waste collections
A guide to help local authorities and other waste collectors prioritise their waste collection services during the coronavirus pandemic. Published 7 April 2020 Last updated 12 October 2020 —  se..
Published 19 October 2020
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COVID-19: Local authority compliance and enforcement grant
Information and guidance on the £30 million grant to local authorities for compliance and enforcement activities.
Published 19 October 2020
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Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know
The Government has introduced a 3-tier Coronavirus set of rules for England – Medium, High and Very High. Information on local COVID alert levels, including what they mean, why they are being i..
Published 14 October 2020
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Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers provided during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on managing Department for Education (DfE) devices provided for children, families and young adult..
Published 08 October 2020
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Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
How schools, colleges, academy trusts and local authorities can access digital devices for children who are learning remotely.
Published 08 October 2020
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Updated 29 September: Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19). Published 24 July 2020 Last updated 29 September 2020 —  see all update..
Published 02 October 2020
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Updated 29 September: Planning Inspectorate guidance
In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Planning Inspectorate has published guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events. P..
Published 02 October 2020
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Updated 28 September: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to Covid-19. Published 4 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020..
Published 02 October 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Local Restrictions Support Grant - guidance for local authorities
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG).
Published 25 September 2020
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Updated 24 September: Closing certain businesses and venues in England
Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020. ..
Published 25 September 2020
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Updated 23 September: NHS test and trace: how it works
An overview of the NHS test and trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive. Published 2..
Published 25 September 2020
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