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 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 —  ..
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Reopening businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
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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 ..
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Updated 24 February 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 24 F..
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Updated 23 February 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..
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Updated 23 February 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..
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Updated 23 February 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. Published 17 April 2020 Last updated 23 February 2021 —  see all updat..
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Updated 25 February 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). Publishe..
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Updated 23 February 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). ..
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Updated 23 February 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters
Information and promotional resources to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Published 7 December 2020 Last updated 23 February 2021 —  see al..
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Updated 23 February 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..
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Updated 22 February 2021: NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app. Published 13 August 2020 Last updated 22 February 2021 —  see all ..
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Updated 22 February 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.
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Updated 22 February 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. ..
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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..
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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 ..
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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..
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Updated 22 February 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 Las..
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Updated 22 February 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 22 February 2021 —  see all updates
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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..
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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. ..
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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..
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Updated 19 February 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). ..
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Updated 18 February 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 29 March 2020..
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Updated 17 February 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Published 17 March 2020 Last updated 17 February 2021 —  see all updates
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Updated 16 February 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 2020 Last updated..
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Updated 15 February 2021: Travel advice: Covid-19
Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Published 4 February 2020 Last updated 15 February 2021 —  see all updates
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Updated 12 February 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: information for healthcare practitioners
Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Published 27 November 2020 Last updated 12 ..
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Updated 12 February 2021: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme https://www.gov...
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Updated 11 February 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. Published 12 May 2020 Last updated 11 February 2021 —  see all updates
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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..
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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.
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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 ..
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Updated 10 February 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.
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Updated 09 February 2021: PPE Portal: how to order emergency 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 5 June 2020 Last upda..
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Updated 02 February 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 updat..
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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.
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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.
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Updated 29 January 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..
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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..
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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.
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Updated 29 January 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 Last up..
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Updated 28 January 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 28 January 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 6 Decembe..
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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.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): temporary measures to support customers
How we are delivering our services during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Updated 27 January 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers
Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination. Published 7 December 2020 Last updated 27 January 2021 —  see all updates
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Updated 25 January 2021: Test and Trace Support Payment scheme: claiming financial support
Who can claim the support and how to apply. Published 12 October 2020 Last updated 25 January 2021 —  see all updates
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Updated 25 January 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff
Information for frontline social care workers on COVID-19 vaccination. Published 7 December 2020 Last updated 25 January 2021 —  see all updates
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Updated 25 January 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination. Published 7 December 2020 Last updated 25 January 2021 —  see ..
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