Topic: Covid-19

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Covid-19 and Planning Responsibilities

The disruption of the Covid-19 outbreak, and the urgent need to redirect attention and resources elsewhere, does not mean that planning responsibilities are on hold – but it does make their delivery substantially harder. This article draws together recent government announcements relating to planning during the outbreak.

England & Wales Briefing
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DfE guidance on Covid-19 – England

This briefing is a guide to the guidance and other documentation which has been published by the Department for Education for England by Monday, 4 May on schools, colleges, early years settings and children’s social care.

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Covid-19: It’s not equal in the end

Black and minority ethnic people and the poor are dying in disproportionate numbers from Covid-19. As the evidence mounts by the day will this pandemic mark a sea change in policy to tackle health inequalities in the future?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Covid-19, Bushfires and Pathways to Recovery

Australia has had to contend with two unprecedented crises over the past six months: catastrophic bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing provides a summary and linkages for a report by SGS Economics & Planning examining possible pathways to recovery for local councils.

Australia Briefing

Impact of Covid-19 on Children and Young people: The response starts locally

The Improvement Service have just published a report on the impacts of Covid-19 on children and young people. Rebecca Spillane, National Co-ordinator of Local Child Poverty Action Reports at IS, introduces this report and confirms local authorities need to be at the heart of the response.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Covid-19: Greece is the word, is it a miracle?

Despite difficulties in conducting comparative analyses between governments’ Covid-19 responses, it has been widely agreed that the Greek Government has been successful in coping with the pandemic and this blog will discuss what was done to allow for the end of lockdown on 4 May.

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LGIU Fortnightly 2 May: Looking back, looking ahead

This week we take a look across our Covid-19 support for local government and hear from councils in Cork and Cambridge about how services as diverse as urban forestry and libraries are adapting to lockdown and making new connections with citizens.

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Swift Read: Being creative – how the arts and cultural sector is responding to Covid-19

Cultural life and participation in creative activities have changed dramatically as a result of Covid-19, and though digital technologies offer alternative ways to participate, the economic risks for the sector are significant. We look here at the creative ways the arts and cultural sector is responding.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Covid-19: On the ground with a small charity

Earlier this week we published a briefing on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on smaller charities. Julia Clark, Director of Engagement at the Encephalitis Society got in touch to give us first hand account of the situation for one small charity.

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