Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government

Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Homelessness and rough sleeping

Local government finance and funding

Local government remote meetings

National restrictions

Parks and public spaces

A guide on the Principles of Behaviour Change Communications, written by the behavioural science team at Cabinet Office, lays out how government communicators can use a behavioural approach to design and implement effective communications campaigns, including on behavioural science application to local communication on safety in public spaces such as parks.

Planning and building safety

Public health

The latest data and insights on vaccinations, cases, deaths, healthcare and testing are available on the official UK government website for data and insights on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Social media assets are available on the Public Health England (PHE) coronavirus resources centre.

A Check Before You Share Toolkit is available on the DCMS blog, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s blog. This provides people with the tools and knowledge they need to help counter false information within their communities.

Shielding and volunteering



Published 3 November 2021