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 03 December: VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions
If you’re a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions. Published 9 Jul..
Published 07 December 2020
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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 burdens on educational and care settings
List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue. Published 20 April 2020 Last updated 1 December 2020 ..
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 27 November: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. Pu..
Published 30 November 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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Updated 05 November: Visiting care homes during coronavirus
Guidance for making arrangements for limited visits for care homes with the support of their director of public health. ..
Published 11 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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Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
How schools, colleges, academy trusts and local authorities can access digital devices for children who are learning remotely.
Published 08 October 2020
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Updated 29 September: Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19). Published 24 July 2020 Last updated 29 September 2020 —  see all update..
Published 02 October 2020
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Updated 29 September: Planning Inspectorate guidance
In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Planning Inspectorate has published guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events. P..
Published 02 October 2020
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Updated 28 September: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to Covid-19. Published 4 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020..
Published 02 October 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Local Restrictions Support Grant - guidance for local authorities
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG).
Published 25 September 2020
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Updated 23 September: NHS test and trace: how it works
An overview of the NHS test and trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive. Published 2..
Published 25 September 2020
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Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Published 22 September 2020
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Kickstart Scheme
Find someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-someone-to-apply-for-a-kickstart-sche..
Published 22 September 2020
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NHS Test and Trace App: Infographics
Please find attached various infographics of the new NHS Test and Trace App
Published 11 September 2020
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NHS Test and Trace App: Case Studies
The NHS Test and Trace App was tested and evaluated ahead of the national launch in three key way..
Published 11 September 2020
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Supporting people outside of their home
For people who need support when outside their home and people who provide this support during coronavirus (COVID-19).
Published 09 September 2020
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Updated 8 September: North of England: local restrictions
Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in areas of the north of England. Published 31 July 2020 Last updated 8 September 2020 —  see all updates
Published 09 September 2020
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Updated 1 September: Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham, Pendle: local restrictions
Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in areas of the north of England. Published 22 August 2020 Last updated 1 September 2020 —  see all updates
Published 03 September 2020
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Organisation testing registration: record of users
Guidance and spreadsheet to record the details of up to 50 people who you've tested for coronavirus on that day.
Published 03 September 2020
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Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance on temporary changes to special educational needs and disability legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Published 03 September 2020
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Updated 1 September: Courts and tribunals tracker list during Covid-19
Published 2 April 2020 Last updated 1 September 2020 — see all updates The work of courts and tribunals was consolidated into fewer buildings at the beginning of the coronavirus outbrea..
Published 02 September 2020
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Updated 25 August: Leaving hospital to go home: patient leaflet
Leaflet given to patients before they're discharged to their usual place of residence. Published 21 August 2020 Last updated 25 August 2020 —  see all u..
Published 02 September 2020
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Updated 25 August: Hospital discharge: leaflet for patients when they enter hospital
Leaflet given to patients when they are admitted to hospital to prepare them for discharge. Published 21 August 2020 Last updated 25 August 2020 — see all updates
Published 02 September 2020
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Updated 25 August: Leaving hospital to go to another place of care: patient leaflet
Leaflet given to patients before they are discharged to another place of care. Published 21 August 2020 Last updated 25 August 2020 — see all updates
Published 02 September 2020
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Local government income compensation scheme for lost sales, fees and charges
Guidance for local authorities on how to access the local government income compensation scheme for lost sales, fees and charges as a result of COVID-19.
Published 25 August 2020
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Updated 24 August: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus
Published 31 March 2020 Last updated 24 August 2020 — see all updates Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the ec..
Published 25 August 2020
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COVID-19: personal protective equipment use for aerosol generating procedures
Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs).
Published 24 August 2020
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Looking after friends or family when they leave hospital: leaflet
Leaflet for the family and friends of a person who needs ongoing care and support after leaving hospital
Published 24 August 2020
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Coronavirus Guidance for Local Government from MHCLG
Published 17 March 2020 Last updated 24 August 2020 —  see all updates A useful page for finding all the latest Government guidance for Covid-19 related topics.
Published 24 August 2020
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Hospital discharge service: policy and operating model
Sets out how health and care systems should support the safe and timely discharge of people who no longer need to stay in hospital
Published 24 August 2020
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DHSC testing and tracing statistics: information for users
A summary of explanatory information to support users of DHSC coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and tracing statistics.
Published 24 August 2020
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