COVID-19: councillor resources

Coronavirus information and guidance for councillors.

We are working as fast as we can to update this page with useful information for you. Please keep checking back. 

Official Government information

GOV.UK – coronavirus: what you need to do

GOV.UK – coronavirus: guidance for local government

GOV.UK – what the Coronavirus Bill will do

GOV.UK – number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK 

GOV.UK – councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

GOV.UK – letter to councils about local authority meetings and postponement of elections

PHE blog: novel coronavirus - what you need to know (regularly updated) 

LGA guidance and support

Councillor guidance – COVID-19 outbreak

Councillor guidance – handling intimidation 

LGA briefing – Coronavirus Bill 

LG Inform COVID-19 cases data

The LGA has created two LG Inform COVID-19 reports showing cases data over time, the rate per 100,000 people, and the top ten councils for cases (by total number, as a rate, and by the biggest number on a single day) on a daily basis. 

Other useful information

LLG and ADSO statement on local authority decision-making and democratic process in light of coronavirus

GOV.UK - Coronavirus Information service on Whatsapp