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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Covid-19 guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) o..
Published 13 July 2020
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New Pricing Arrangement with Microsoft to use Azure Cloud Services
Crown Commercial Service has negotiated a new pricing arrangement with Microsoft to provide discounted pricing and beneficial terms for public sector organisations to use Azure Cloud Services.
Published 13 July 2020
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School funding: exceptional costs associated with Covid-19
Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Published 13 July 2020
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Guidance for people receiving direct payments
Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care a..
Published 13 July 2020
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Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
Find out how to register your restaurant or establishment, check availability/ issues and view promotional materials for use by establishments who are taking part in the scheme. https://www..
Published 13 July 2020
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PPE VAT Waiver Extended to October 31st
HM Treasury announced the VAT waiver on PPE purchased by care homes and domiciliary care providers to protect against COVID-19 will be extended until 31 ..
Published 10 July 2020
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Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak
If you want to make an LPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding.
Published 09 July 2020
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How to treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out about taxable expenses and benefits when they are paid to employees because of coronavirus and how to report them to HMRC.
Published 09 July 2020
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COVID-19: guidance for care of the deceased
Advice primarily designed to assist people required to manage bodies of deceased persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Published 09 July 2020
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Buying conferencing services to host virtual council meetings
Buying conferencing services to host virtual council meetings
Published 06 July 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): local death management, statutory guidance
Statutory guidance for local authorities in England on Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus Act, which provides powers to support local and national death management. Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus A..
Published 06 July 2020
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Covid-19 Workforce Guidance for Staff
We have been given permission from Tameside Council to share their Workforce FAQ guidance issued by HR to staff. This is continually updated. This is version 10, dated 4 May 2020.
Published 06 July 2020
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COVID Summer Food Fund: Guidance on providing vouchers
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-summer-food-fund Guidance for schools and local authorities on providing vouchers to support ..
Published 06 July 2020
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The medically vulnerable 'shielded' group - food, supplies & support
Policy in Practice have produced this webinar write up on the topic of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Supporting Vulnerable People, dated 26th March. It's got some useful information with some indication..
Published 06 July 2020
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Financial support for (VCSE) org to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)
The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including £200m for the Coronavirus Communi..
Published 06 July 2020
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Government launch new portal for care homes to arrange coronavirus testing
All care home staff and residents are now eligible for testing with priority for those in homes that look after the over-65s.
Published 06 July 2020
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The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy The Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 06 July 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): hospital discharge service requirements
Sets out how health and care systems and providers should change their discharging arrangements and the provision of community support during the coronavirus situation.
Published 06 July 2020
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Applying for a moratorium under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial dif..
Published 06 July 2020
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Centre for Progressive Policy Report on Covid-19 and Local Government Finance
This report sets out why the government needs to fully compensate local authorities for lost income and additional costs as a result of the Covid-19 crisis before it can turn back to the levellin..
Published 06 July 2020
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Guidance on coronavirus testing - Who, How & What
Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested. Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available.
Published 06 July 2020
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Making socially responsible public procurement work: 71 EU good practice cases
The European Commission has  just published a report collecting 71 good practice cases on how public buyers have implemented socially responsible pu..
Published 06 July 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation.
Published 06 July 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Infrastructure Levy guidance
In response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), MHCLG has published guidance for local authorities on Community Infrastructure Levy matters.
Published 02 July 2020
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Review of two metre social distancing guidance
Review of two metre social distancing guidance and summary of review findings.
Published 29 June 2020
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Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund
This prospectus provides prospective bidders with information on how to apply for funding and how the assessment process will work.
Published 29 June 2020
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The Role of Councils in Building Inclusive Economies
An LGA analysis of the levers councils can use to build more inclusive local economies.
Published 29 June 2020
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IFS urges government to relax the rules on council finance amid crisis
Finance experts have called on the Government to temporarily relax rules that prevent councils borrowing to cover day-to-day spending as they deal with the c..
Published 29 June 2020
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Construction industry - Procurement Pipeline 2020/21 – A response to COVID-19
Infrastructure and Projects Authority analysis of the National Infrastructure and Construction Procurement Pipeline 2020/21.
Published 29 June 2020
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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19
Published 19 May 2020 Last updated 25 June 2020 — see all updates This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to e..
Published 26 June 2020
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