Useful information and support for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
On these pages, you will find guidance and resources from the LGA and our key partners, as well as the latest official Government information relevant to local government. For the very latest updates, please follow @LGAcomms and @LGAnews on Twitter.
- LGA COVID-19 support offer
LGA sector support offer
The scale of the challenge that councils are currently facing requires strong, responsive and resilient leadership. We are refocusing our leadership offer so that senior councillors and officers have access to e-learning resources and the ability to share their experiences with their peers.
- COVID-19 data from LG Inform
Local authority report showing the number and rates of all confirmed COVID-19 cases by authority, compared to others
England overview report showing the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths across England as a whole, and the top ten councils for number and rate of cases
Weekly deaths report providing a summary of Office for National Statistics (ONS) weekly deaths data
Care homes report focusing on deaths in care homes in particular
Vulnerable groups report providing estimates of local authority populations likely to be vulnerable to COVID-19
Area characteristics report comparing case rates across all local authorities to other factors at a local area level, such as deprivation.
- Government information and support
- Other information and support
Information and guidance for councils
There is not a single area of local government that is not affected by the pandemic. The need for information and support on how to tackle the 'new normal' is understandably great. To help you navigate the situation, we have split our COVID-19 hub into four different areas, so you can easily find the information you need.
Councils are doing remarkable work to address COVID-19, pooling resources, responding to new problems and coming up with creative solutions, including to recovery and renewal.
Information and guidance related to specific council services and responsibilities.
Guidance and tools for councillors and officers, including on workforce and HR, virtual meetings, top tips for responding to issues arising from COVID-19, communications and more.