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 April 2021: Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Published 16 April
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COVID-19 enforcement powers for local authorities
Additional powers for local authorities to enforce COVID-secure regulations.
Published 16 April
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Updated 14 April 2021: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme https://www.gov...
Published 16 April
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Updated 14 April 2021: Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. You can pay now or get ready to opt in to the VAT deferral new payment sch..
Published 15 April
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Updated 13 April 2021: Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Published: 24 March 2020 L..
Published 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings 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 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.  
Published 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: 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 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: 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 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters
Information and promotional resources to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.  
Published 15 April
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COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine product information poster
Information on the presentation, doses and storage of COVID-19 vaccines.
Published 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: 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 13 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: Reopening businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
Published 13 April
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Updated 08 April 2021: Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund
Sets out the measures that the new Infection Control and Testing Fund will support, including distribution of funds, conditions on funds and reporting requir..
Published 13 April
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Updated 08 April 2021: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: round 2
Sets out the infection control measures that the new infection control fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requirements. ..
Published 13 April
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Updated 08 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: Exceptional financial support for local authorities
Details of capitalisation directions granted to local authorities that have requested exceptional financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities
Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19). ..
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and Protective Measures put in place to support this
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gu..
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during Covid-19
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to chil..
Published 13 April
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Organised events guidance for local authorities
This guidance sets out advice for local authorities in England around organised events during coronavirus.
Published 13 April
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Updated 06 April 2021: Workforce Capacity Fund for adult social care
Information for local authorities and adult social care providers on the £120 million Workforce Capacity Fund during coronavirus (COVID-19). ..
Published 13 April
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Updated 06 April 2021: Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term. Published: 2 July 2020 Last updated: 6 April 2021
Published 13 April
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Updated 06 April 2021: 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 07 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: 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:3 June 2020 Last updated:7 April 20..
Published 07 April
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Updated 05 April 2021: NHS Test and Trace in the workplace
Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers. Published:27 May 2020 Last upda..
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Published:17 March 2020 Last updated:1 April 2021
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.  This guidance is for care homes, local health protection teams, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CC..
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. Published:22 May 2020 Last updated:..
Published 07 April
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