Covid-19

How councils and communities are dealing with the pandemic and emerging on the other side. All content is free to access but may require registration.

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Etiquette in the time of corona

Social distancing doesn’t have to be anti-social. How are communities in your area interacting while staying safe?

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Swift Read: COVID-19 and civil society responses

Voluntary and community organisations are already supporting communities through  COVID-19. At the same time, many grassroots mutual aid initiatives have sprung up, linking people who need support with volunteers. The civil society response has been heartening but COVID-19 presents exceptional challenges to the sector and its impact may be long-lasting.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Managing remotely in these unprecedented circumstances: a guide

Home working is now compulsory for many people. LGIU associate Keith Crampton offers some pointers for managing teams remotely during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Coordinating volunteers against the corona virus

The call for volunteers has been made, but what role do councils play in coordinating them? A call for practice examples.

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‘Stay away’: a global message from rural communities

LGIU’s Alice Creasy writes on the phenomenon of city-dwellers ‘escaping’ the novel coronavirus by heading in droves to the countryside – provoking anger from rural communities who are already struggling with the outbreak.

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Home Sweet Home Working

Thousands of local government staff are working from home, but can you achieve the same results in splendid isolation? Neil Merrick, a freelance writer and LGIU associate, takes a light-hearted look at making the home your office.

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Preventing homelessness during the crisis

The homeless are particularly at risk. Andrew Walker found out what Southwark is doing during the crisis and urges government action to ease the strain.

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LGIU Fortnightly: Covid-19, councillors and community

We talk to new-ish councillor Steve Bridger who’s helping to build community support during the pandemic and another councillor Robert Lamb who is carrying on an extra year following the postponement of the local elections. We hear from Ruthe Isden of Age UK about what we can do to  help the most vulnerable. Our Chief…

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog
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Local government and COVID-19: new announcements, service updates, democracy, the council as employer

Two days is a long time in a pandemic. Since we published our first coronavirus briefing much has happened. This briefing updates members on new government announcements and key services, and looks further at the implications for communities and local authorities of the Prime Minister’s 16 March statement.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing