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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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