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 01 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes
Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Published:15 May 2020 Last updated:1 April 2021
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Updated 01 April 2021: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support. Published: 25 August 2020 Last updated: 1 April 2021
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 2021: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Published:21 March ..
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Updated 01 April 2021: NHS test and trace statistics (England): methodology
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact tracing data in its weekly reports. Published:18 June 2020 Last updated:1 April 2021
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Updated 01 April 2021: OPSS coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for business and local authorities
Guidance on how OPSS is supporting businesses and local authorities and protecting consumers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Published:27 March 2020 Las..
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Updated 31 March 2021: Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG), Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), Christmas Support Payment (CSP) for wet-led pubs: guidance for local authorities
This is guidance for local authorities on paying grants to support businesses during national lockdown periods and periods of local restrictions. Publi..
Published 07 April
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Updated 31 March 2021: 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.
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Updated 31 March 2021: Working safely during coronavirus (Covid-19)
Central Government guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Published: 11 May 2020  Updated: 31 March 2021,  se..
Published 07 April
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Updated 30 March 2021: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during Covid-19
Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term. Published: 18 June 2020 Last updated: 30 ..
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Updated 29 March 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use from 4 July while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVI..
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Updated 29 March 2021: European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. Published..
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Updated 29 March 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults
Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination. Published: 7 December 2020 Last updated: 29 March 2021
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Updated 29 March 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas
Guidance for the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations during COVID-19. Published: 10 July 2020 Last updated: 29 March 2021,  see all updates
Published 07 April
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Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)
This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic.
Published 07 April
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Updated 26 March 2021: Travel advice: Covid-19
Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Published 07 April
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Updated 26 March 2021: Statutory Sick Pay Advice - Claim & Eligibility
- Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May. - Check if you can cl..
Published 07 April
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Updated 26 March 2021: COVID Winter Grant Scheme: guidance for local councils
Information on COVID Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.  
Published 07 April
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Updated 25 March 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings
Guidance for those managing council buildings  
Published 06 April
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Updated 25 March 2021: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund
Sets out the infection control measures that the infection control fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requir..
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Test and Trace Support Payment scheme privacy notice
Information on how and why personal data may be used in the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.
Published 06 April
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Updated 24 March 2021: PPE Portal: how to order personal protective equipment
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency.
Published 06 April
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Updated 23 March 2021: NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.  
Published 24 March
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New one-off £500 payment for working households receiving tax credits
Find out more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) support scheme for working households receiving tax credits, your eligibility and how to tell us if ..
Published 24 March
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Updated 23 March 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.
Published 24 March
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Updated 22 March 2021: Test and Trace Support Payment scheme: claiming financial support
Who can claim the support and how to apply.  
Published 24 March
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Check if you're eligible for a coronavirus Restart Grant (grants available from 1 April 2021)
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant,..
Published 23 March
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Updated 17 March 2021: Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).  
Published 19 March
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Updated 16 March 2021: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Advice on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Published 19 March
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Updated 12 March 2021: Cleansing and PPE waste at a healthcare waste management facility: RPS C1
When you can store or treat coronavirus (COVID-19) cleansing and used PPE waste without having codes 15 02 02* or 15 02 03 in your permit.
Published 18 March
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers
This guide explains the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees’ wages.
Published 18 March
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