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. 

LGA guidance and support

LGA guidance and support

A councillor’s workbook on effective opposition during COVID-19, reset and recovery

Political leadership webinars for councillors

Councillor guidance – COVID-19 outbreak

Councillor guidance: COVID-19 reset and recovery

Councillor guidance – handling intimidation 

COVID-19: political leadership webinars for councillors

The Knowledge Hub – an online community for councillors

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. 

England overview report Local authority report (select your county or single tier authority area at the top)


LGA research: resident satisfaction with councils’ response to COVID-19


Official Government information

GOV.UK – The Government's approach to elections and referendums during COVID-19

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) 

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

Councillors Network – local councillors letter to Gavin Williamson MP