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Coronavirus: information for councils
Severe weather hub
Local flood risk management
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Wellbeing of children under five and supporting the early years sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, House of Commons 20 January 2021
The early years sector experienced challenges throughout the first national lockdown with more than 69,000 early years providers temporarily closing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The future of public transport and the role of Local Government - report
The Local Government Association commissioned SYSTRA Ltd to undertake research to initiate a debate on the future of public transport in England, outside of London, with a focus on local bus services.
Information for councils on how to respond during extreme conditions.
LGA responds to new £120 million fund to boost social care sector staffing levels
“Extra funding to fill staff shortages and free up more experienced colleagues to focus on providing care directly will help with the immediate impact of the virus. Social care has been on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic and our dedicated staff rightly need as much support as possible during this incredibly challenging period.”
Information about roles and responsibilities relating to the Flood and Water Management Act.
LGA responds to vaccine delivery plan and first daily uptake figures
“Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic and it is inspiring to see so many volunteers offer their help alongside frontline staff up and down the country."
COVID-19: Top tips for council leaders
Resource for leaders who have experienced intervention followed by negotiations to enter into ‘high’ or ‘very high’ local alert level.
LGA: Councils respond to COVID-19 community testing expansion
“Local knowledge and expertise has proved vital in combating COVID-19 and councils want to work with the Government to develop testing strategies which contain and reduce the virus in every area of the country, and for every section of our diverse communities."
Spread word about COVID-19 vaccine scam to protect family and friends - councils urge
Council trading standards teams are now receiving reports of scammers calling to offer an appointment to receive a vaccine at a cost or sending a text that directs the recipient to a convincing fake NHS website with a booking link.
LGA: Suspend resumption of school inspections
“Schools and councils need to focus on providing education during the pandemic, without any unnecessary distractions. This is why we are urging Ofsted to postpone the resumption of monitoring inspections for schools, either in-person or virtual, until after February half-term at the earliest.”
Re-thinking local government finance – Part 2, 12 January 2021
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LGA responds to extra COVID-19 protections for rough sleepers and renters
“It is good the Government is providing further additional funding to tackle rough sleeping, but it is likely that councils will need further financial support in the difficult weeks and months ahead to move people into safe and secure housing."
Changes to local authority powers and duties Health protection and business COVID security resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020
This is a guide to the provisions of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020, and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England only up to 31st December 2020.
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