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 21 July 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 20 July 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). ..
Published 22 July
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Updated 19 July 2021: 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 22 July
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Updated 19 July 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..
Published 22 July
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Updated 19 July 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..
Published 22 July
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Updated 19 July 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.
Published 22 July
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Updated 19 July 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 L..
Published 22 July
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Updated 19 July 2021: Assessment and procurement of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests
How the government assesses offers of COVID-19 tests from developers for procurement and use in the UK. Published: 3 June 2020 Last updated: 19 July ..
Published 22 July
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Updated 19 July 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: 19 ..
Published 21 July
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Updated 19 July 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:19 July 2021
Published 21 July
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COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021
The government has published the ‘Moving to Step 4 of the roadmap’ document. This sets out the essential actions that everybody should take to protect themse..
Published 21 July
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Updated 19 July 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak
Published 21 July
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NHS COVID Pass
How to get the NHS COVID Pass and demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and domestically at events and venues in England.
Published 19 July
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COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship
Revised guidance following the Prime Minister's announcement that Step 4 on the roadmap to recovery would be taken on 19 July.
Published 19 July
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Updated 16 July 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..
Published 19 July
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Updated 16 July 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. ..
Published 19 July
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Updated 16 July 2021: 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 19 July
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Updated 15 July 2021: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme https://www.gov...
Published 19 July
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Updated 15 July 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): emergency funding for local government
Allocations of additional funding to local authorities.
Published 19 July
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Risk management template for event organisers
A resource to help event organisers to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in event settings.
Published 19 July
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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance from Step 4
Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace.
Published 19 July
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DCYP COVID-19
This Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) COVID-19 page provides important advice and updates for service parents.
Published 19 July
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Updated 13 July 2021: 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 July
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Updated 13 July 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Published:17 March 2020 Last updated: 13 July 2021
Published 15 July
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Updated 08 July 2021: Adult social care extension to Infection Control and Testing Fund 2021
Sets out the measures that the extension to the Infection Control and Testing Fund supports, including distribution of funds, conditions and reporting requir..
Published 12 July
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Updated 07 July 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 08 July
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Updated 06 July 2021: COVID Local Support Grant and Winter Grant Scheme: guidance for local councils
Information for local councils on the COVID Local Support Grant and Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.  
Published 08 July
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Updated 06 July 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: information for healthcare practitioners
Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.
Published 08 July
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Work out your turnover so you can claim the fifth SEISS grant
Find out the turnover figures you’ll need before you claim, where to find them and how they affect your grant amount.
Published 08 July
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Updated 02 July 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.
Published 06 July
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Updated 02 July 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 06 July
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Updated 01 July 2021: Contain Outbreak Management Fund: 2021 to 2022
The Contain Outbreak Management Fund provides funding to local authorities in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public healt..
Published 05 July
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Updated 01 July 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 July 2021
Published 05 July
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Updated 01 July 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..
Published 05 July
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Updated 30 June 2021: Exceptional financial support for local authorities
Details of capitalisation directions granted to local authorities that have requested exceptional financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 05 July
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Updated 29 June 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 05 July
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Contain Outbreak Management Fund: 2020 to 2021
The Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) provides funding to local authorities in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local publi..
Published 30 June
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Updated 22 June 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: 22 June 2021,  see..
Published 30 June
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Updated 22 June 2021: 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 22 June 2021 —  ..
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Updated 21 June 2021: 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 30 June
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Updated 23 June 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: 23 June 2021
Published 30 June
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Updated 17 June 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Organised events guidance for local authorities
This guidance sets out advice for local authorities in England around organised events during coronavirus.
Published 22 June
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Updated 17 June 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources
British Sign Language (BSL) videos on COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 22 June
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Updated 17 June 2021: 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 22 June
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Updated 16 June 2021: COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic
This guidance is designed to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities and includes a checklist for special religious services and gatherings.  
Published 17 June
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Updated 16 June 2021: Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG), Restart Grant, Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG): 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 17 June
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Updated 15 June 2021: 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 17 June
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Updated 15 June 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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Teaching about mental wellbeing
Practical materials for primary and secondary schools to use to train staff about teaching mental wellbeing.
Published 17 June
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Updated 14 June 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: guide for adults
Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 16 June
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Updated 14 June 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 16 June
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Updated 24 May 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 27 May
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Updated 19 May 2021: 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 25 May
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Updated 19 May 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 25 May
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Updated 19 May 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 18 May 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..
Published 24 May
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Penalties for not telling HMRC about coronavirus (COVID-19) support scheme overpayments - CC/FS11a
If you've received a grant but were not eligible or you've been overpaid, find out about penalties you may have to pay if you do not tell HRMC. ..
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Updated 18 May 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 24 May
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Updated 17 May 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. Published:22 May 2020 Last updated:..
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Updated 17 May 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.  
Published 24 May
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Updated 17 May 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 upda..
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Updated 17 May 2021: Reopening businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
Published 24 May
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Updated 17 May 2021: 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 24 May
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COVID-19 loan schemes: privacy notice
This notice is for people who have dealings with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in connection with a financial product pr..
Published 24 May
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Updated 29 April 2021: NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.  
Published 30 April
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Updated 29 April 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings
Guidance for those managing council buildings  
Published 30 April
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Updated 23 April 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters
Information and promotional resources to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.  
Published 28 April
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NHS Test and Trace: privacy information
Sets out how the NHS Test and Trace programme in England uses personal data and what your rights are.
Published 28 April
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Welcome Back Fund
Guidance to help local authorities and partners to deliver activities supported through the Welcome Back Fund. This funding builds on the Reo..
Published 28 April
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Updated 22 April 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). ..
Published 23 April
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Updated 19 April 2021: 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 20 April
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Updated 14 April 2021: Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Published 16 April
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COVID-19 enforcement powers for local authorities
Additional powers for local authorities to enforce COVID-secure regulations.
Published 16 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break t..
Published 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships
This guidance is designed to assist people planning to get married or form a civil partnership in England.  
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