LGA Covid-19 Learning Exchange - LGA Covid-19 Learning Exchange

Welcome to the LGA Covid-19 Learning Exchange

The LGA's Covid-19 Learning Exchange is a one stop shop digital hub for Local Government and partners to exchange learning, best practice, case studies, guidance, toolkits, frameworks, news and updates, FAQs, and more.

Primarily the Learning Exchange is for sharing innovation, shared learning, and improvement​.

Information on the Learning Exchange includes testing, tracing, managed quarantine services, refugee/resettlement scheme, outbreak management, vaccinations, self-isolation, adult social care, and is constantly evolving to include materials relating to evolving issues arising from COVID-19.  

The Learning Exchange can be used to connect and collaborate with other members who have signed up. There are also links to external resources for more detailed information.

For any best practice or resources that you would like to contribute to the platform, suggestions for improvement, questions and queries, please contact: LearningExchange@local.gov.uk.

How to join

Anyone may view the LGA Covid-19 Learning Exchange resources section .

If you would like to join the member only discussion area, please log in with your professional email and request to join below. The member only discussion area is for Local Authorities only.

Not signed up yet? You can sign up via Knowledge Hub here.

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Managing tourism during the half-term holiday

Katerina Charalambous | 22 October

The Continuous Improvement Unit at UKHSA have conducted a lessons learnt study in managing tourism and is now available in the resources section of the Learning Exchange. 

A perfect storm - health inequalities and the impact of COVID-19

Katerina Charalambous | 18 October

The LGA has published a report that examines both the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the impact of the pandemic restrictions on inequality. Now available to access from the resources section of the Learning Exchange #health inequalities.

Contain Framework - updated 7th October 2021

Katerina Charalambous | 7 October

Guidance for local authorities and local decision-makers on containing and managing COVID-19 outbreaks at a local level has been updated. Local Authority colleagues are invited to comment and share views in the private members discussion forum. Not yet a member? Sign up here or log in to get involved.

Webinar: Living with COVID-19 and preparing for winter, 19th Oct

Katerina Charalambous | 5 October

The LGA is hosting a webinar on living with COVID-19 and preparing for the challenges of winter on 19th October, 2-3.30pm. More information and to sign-up here.

Social Care Workers can now book COVID-19 booster vaccination

Katerina Charalambous | 1 October

The National Booking Service is now open for frontline health and social care colleagues to book their COVID-19 booster vaccination, providing it has been 6 months since their second dose. They can book their booster appointment through the National Booking Service online, by ringing 119 or by visiting their nearest walk-in centre.

Updated guidance on council powers under COVID-19 regulations

Katerina Charalambous | 29 September

The government has updated its guidance on council powers under COVID-19 regulations and confirms the extension of the regulations until 24th March 2022. Statutory guidance and templates here.

Actions for schools during COVID-19

Katerina Charalambous | 27 September

The Department for Education (DFE) has updated guidance on the actions school leaders should take to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Guidance for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges has also been updated.

New study on the effects of COVID-19

Katerina Charalambous | 27 September

The Government Actuary's Department GAD has published new research on further effects of COVID-19. The research featured in the British Medical Journal, establishes which groups could still be at risk from the virus despite being fully vaccinated. View findings here.

COVID-19 testing for adult social care settings

Katerina Charalambous | 27 September

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have updated the COVID-19 testing guidance for staff, residents and visitors for all adult social care settings. View the guidance here.