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 29 April 2021: NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.  
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Updated 29 April 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 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 27 April 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 29 April
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Updated 26 April 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: guide for adults
Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 28 April
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Updated 23 April 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 28 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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Updated 23 April 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 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 23 April 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 28 April
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Updated 23 April 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 23 April
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Updated 22 April 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: 22 ..
Published 23 April
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Updated 22 April 2021: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme https://www.gov...
Published 23 April
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Updated 22 April 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 23 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 21 April 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: 21 April..
Published 23 April
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Updated 21 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Published:17 March 2020 Last updated: 21 April 2021
Published 23 April
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Updated 20 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.
Published 21 April
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Updated 19 April 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 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 19 April 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 20 April
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Updated 16 April 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 ..
Published 20 April
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Updated 15 April 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: 15 April 2021,  se..
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 14 April 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 15 April
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Updated 13 April 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 15 April
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Updated 12 April 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 15 April
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Updated 12 April 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 15 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.  
Published 15 April
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COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine product information poster
Information on the presentation, doses and storage of COVID-19 vaccines.
Published 15 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: Closing certain businesses and venues in England
Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020. ..
Published 13 April
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Updated 12 April 2021: Reopening businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
Published 13 April
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Updated 08 April 2021: Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund
Sets out the measures that the new Infection Control and Testing Fund will support, including distribution of funds, conditions on funds and reporting requir..
Published 13 April
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Updated 08 April 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 requirements. ..
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 2021: COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Published 13 April
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Updated 07 April 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 13 April
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Updated 07 April 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 13 April
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Updated 07 April 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 13 April
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Updated 07 April 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 13 April
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Updated 06 April 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: 6 April 2021
Published 13 April
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Updated 05 April 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..
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 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 07 April
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Updated 01 April 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:..
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes
Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Published:15 May 2020 Last updated:1 April 2021
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 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: 1 April 2021
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 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 April 2021
Published 07 April
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Updated 01 April 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 Las..
Published 07 April
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Updated 31 March 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 07 April
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Updated 29 March 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 07 April
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Updated 29 March 2021: European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. Published..
Published 07 April
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Updated 29 March 2021: COVID-19: Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas
Guidance for the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations during COVID-19. Published: 10 July 2020 Last updated: 29 March 2021,  see all updates
Published 07 April
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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 07 April
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Updated 26 March 2021: Travel advice: Covid-19
Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Published 07 April
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Updated 26 March 2021: Statutory Sick Pay Advice - Claim & Eligibility
- Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May. - Check if you can cl..
Published 07 April
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Updated 26 March 2021: COVID Winter Grant Scheme: guidance for local councils
Information on COVID Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.  
Published 07 April
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Updated 25 March 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..
Published 06 April
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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 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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