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 October: 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 21 October
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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
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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 20 October
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Updated 16 October: 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..
Published 20 October
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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 20 October
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Updated 15 October: 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 20 October
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Updated 15 October: 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 3 April 202..
Published 20 October
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Updated 16 October: COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic
  Published 4 July 2020 Last updated 16 October 2020 —  see all updates This guidance is designed to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities and i..
Published 20 October
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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 20 October
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Updated 15 October: 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..
Published 20 October
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Updated 20 October: 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..
Published 20 October
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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
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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
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.
Published 20 October
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Updated 19 October: 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 29 June 2020 Last updated 19 October 2020 —  see all updates
Published 20 October
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Updated 13 October: 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 20 October
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Updated 14 October: 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 14 October 2020 —  see all updates
Published 20 October
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Updated 13 October: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings
Guidance for those managing council buildings Published 30 June 2020 Last updated 13 October 2020 —  see all updates
Published 19 October
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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
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Updated 9 October: 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 19 October
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Test and Trace Support Payment scheme: claiming financial support
Who can claim the support and how to apply.
Published 19 October
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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
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Updated 9 October: 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.   ..
Published 19 October
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Updated 18 October: 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 18 October 2020 ..
Published 19 October
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Updated 15 October: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Published 17 March 2020 Last updated 15 October 2020 —  see all updates
Published 19 October
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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
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Updated 13 October: 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 30 June 2020 Last updated 13 October 2020 —  s..
Published 19 October
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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
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Updated 2 October: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme https://www.gov...
Published 08 October
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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
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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
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Updated 1 October: 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 1 October 2020 —  see all updates
Published 08 October
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Updated 1 October: 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 1 October 2020 —  see all up..
Published 08 October
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Updated 1 October: 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 October 2020 —  see all updates
Published 02 October
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Updated 30 September: 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..
Published 02 October
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Updated 1 October: 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 02 October
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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
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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
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Updated 30 September: NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace
Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers. Published 27 May 2020 Last updat..
Published 02 October
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Updated 29 September: 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..
Published 02 October
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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
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Updated 28 September: 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 02 October
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Updated 28 September 2020: Critical workers 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 28 Sep..
Published 02 October
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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 25 September
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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
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Updated 24 September: 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 25 September
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Updated 24 September: 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 25 September
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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
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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 25 September
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Updated 18 September: 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 22 September
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Updated 11 September: 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 11 September 2020 — see all updates..
Published 22 September
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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
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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
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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 September
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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
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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
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Published 09 September
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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
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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
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Updated 2 September: 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 03 September
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Updated 1 September: 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 1 Se..
Published 03 September
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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