Please find attached the Covid 19 Guidance for Councillors that was published and updated by the LGA on the 24 March 2020 to reflect the Government’s ‘stay at home and away from others’ guidance.
As we are in a fast-moving and unprecedented situation, SEE/ LGA will continue to update councillors as more information becomes available, through our website and further guidance documents as appropriate.

 

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This guidance focuses on specific issues relevant to councillors’ involvement in work leading and protecting communities, as well as in delivering the full range of normal services. Inevitably, there will be significant changes to how councils manage these responsibilities over the coming months.

The Covid 19 Guidance for Councillors highlights the role that individual ward councillors can play in supporting their communities through these difficult times. More than ever before, the councillors role as civic and community leaders requires visible, responsible leadership that links community-led support with council structures to help build and sustain overall resilience. The Guidance also includes the vital role of social media for councillors in order to link with neighbourhood support groups and keep in touch as a local community leader.

Please do share the Guidance with councillors.

View the guidance here.

Please do get in touch if you require any support and assistance Kind regards

Mark Palmer, MBA (Public), Chartered Fellow CIPD
Development Director
South East Employers
The Guildhall, High Street, Winchester SO23 9GH
Tel: 01962 840664

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