Coronavirus: information for councils

Useful information 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.

Quick links

LGA COVID-19 support offer

A summary of our current refocused support offer.

Leadership development
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.

Visit our e-learning platform

Latest LGA news releases and parliamentary briefings

Our latest media lines related to coronavirus.

Our latest parliamentary briefings and responses related to coronavirus.

COVID-19 related publications

Lessons learnt from councils' response to rough sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Leisure under lockdown: how culture and leisure services responded to COVID-19 

Very High Alert Level (Tier 3) Regulations

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from the Coronavirus Regulations 2020

Community health and care discharge and crisis care model: an investment in reablement

COVID-19: a leadership workbook for cabinet members

Councillor guidance: COVID-19 reset and recovery

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

Managing the wellbeing of furloughed staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19: practical advice

More publications

Upcoming COVID-19 virtual events

A glass half-full: using asset-based approaches to improve local health and wellbeing – 10 years on | 10 December 2020

COVID-19 wellbeing and resilience: supporting childcare providers, practitioners and families | 14 December 2020

More events

COVID-19 cases data from LG Inform

Rolling weekly tracker overview for England

Rolling weekly tracker quick view for your local authority

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 COVID-19 pandemic. The need for updated 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.

Contact the LGA
If you have any issues facing your services or wider community please do get in touch with us.

We are working as fast as we can to update this section with useful information for you. Please keep checking back and follow us on Twitter @LGAcomms and @LGAnews for the latest updates. 

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