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 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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COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources
British Sign Language (BSL) videos on COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 15 March
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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed. ..
Published 15 March
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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.
Published 15 March
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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses)
The Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG (Closed) and LRSG (Closed) Addendum: Tier 4) support businesses that have been required to close due to temporary..
Published 15 March
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Check if your business is eligible for the coronavirus Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment
The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national lockdown that began 5 January 2021. ..
Published 15 March
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Updated 08 March 2021: Check if your business is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions (for closed businesses)
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) support businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions.   ..
Published 15 March
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Exceptional financial support for local authorities: capitalisation directions
Details of capitalisation directions granted to local authorities that have requested exceptional financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 15 March
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Updated 05 March 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): emergency funding for local government
Allocations of additional funding to local authorities.  
Published 15 March
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Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance on the devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care.
Published 15 March
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Recovery Loan Scheme
A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. ..
Published 15 March
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Safety of COVID-19 vaccines when given in pregnancy
Guidance for health professionals to share with pregnant women immunised with COVID-19 vaccines.
Published 15 March
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Updated 01 March 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff
Information for frontline social care workers on COVID-19 vaccination.  
Published 15 March
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Updated 01 March 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. Published:  
Published 15 March
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Updated 01 March 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers
Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination.  
Published 15 March
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Updated 26 February 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: information for healthcare practitioners
Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.  
Published 15 March
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Info on Vaccine Scams - Videos in South Asian Languages
Some people have unfortunately been affected by scams linked to the COVID-1..
Published 08 March
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Government confirms May election date
Government confirms May election date The Government has officially confirmed..
Published 04 March
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Updated 25 February 2021: Reallocating road space in response to COVID-19: statutory guidance for local authorities
Guidance for local authorities on managing their road networks in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Published 9 May 2020 Last updated 25 February 2021 —  ..
Published 25 February
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Updated 24 February 2021: Closing certain businesses and venues in England
This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures. Published 23 March 2020 Last updated 24 February 2021 —  see ..
Published 25 February
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Updated 22 February 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 25 February
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Updated 22 February 2021: COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Published 29 March 2020 Last ..
Published 25 February
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Updated 22 February 2021: Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment. Published 23 March 2020 Last updat..
Published 25 February
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Updated 22 February 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Published..
Published 25 February
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Updated 22 February 2021: 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 25 February
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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 re..
Published 25 February
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Updated 11 February 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors
You do not have to self-isolate on arrival in England if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days. Published 3 July 2020 Last updated 11 February 2021..
Published 18 February
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Exceptional financial support for local authorities: capitalisation directions
Details of capitalisation directions granted to local authorities that have requested exceptional financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 18 February
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): emergency funding for local government in 2020 to 2021 and additional support in 2021 to 2022
Allocations of additional funding to local authorities in financial year 2020 to 2021 and additional support for local government in financial year ..
Published 18 February
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Applying for COVID-19 airport and ground operations funding
Information on applying for COVID-19 funding support for commercial airports and ground handlers in England.
Published 10 February
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Instructions for COVID-19 self-test
Follow the instructions to understand how to safely test yourself for coronavirus (COVID-19) and report your result.
Published 10 February
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Updated 29 January 2021: COVID-19: guidance for ambulance services
This guidance is for suspected cases of COVID-19 where an emergency ambulance response is required. Published 21 February 2020 Last updated 29 January 2021 —  see a..
Published 02 February
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Applying for COVID-19 airport and ground operations funding
Information on applying for COVID-19 funding support for commercial airports and ground handlers in England.
Published 02 February
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Resources for raising awareness about vaccine fraud
Resources for raising awareness about vaccine fraud and what to look for to protect against scams.
Published 29 January
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): temporary measures to support customers
How we are delivering our services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Published 29 January
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Updated 07 January 2021: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses - providing advice
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Published 11 January
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Updated 05 January 2021: Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings
List of critical workers (key workers) who can send their children to school or other educational settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Published 19 March 2020 Last updated 5 Janu..
Published 06 January
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Councils issue warning over test and trace scams
Councils have warned that criminals are trying to exploit the test and trace system by trying to convince people they must pay for the testing kit.
Published 05 January
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Updated 9 December: Coronavirus (COVID-19): health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce
Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Published 11 May 20..
Published 16 December 2020
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Updated 03 December: Education plans from September 2020
Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection. Published 6 July 2020 Last updated 3 December 2020 —  see all updates
Published 07 December 2020
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Updated 03 December: Social Care Plans from September 2020
Guidance for children's social care providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection. Published 6 July 2020 Last updated 3 December ..
Published 07 December 2020
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