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Tags: Coronavirus

Remembrance Sunday Update for Local Councils

Remembrance Sunday:

The Royal British Legion have updated their website with the following information on Remembrance Sunday activities:

Remembrance ideas for 2020

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary for individuals and communities to consider new ways of performing Remembrance activities, whether at Remembrancetide or any other time of the year.

To give you a helping hand, we've... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Remembrance Sunday

HMRC Webinar - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

See below for details of a webinar being run by HMRC:

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌ October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.

The scheme closes on 31‌‌ October and you will need to make any final claims on or... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:19 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Furlough, Guidance, HR, LRALC

Government announces new 6 month coronavirus rules - more to follow

The Prime Minister has just announced a new set of rules which he says the nation must follow for at least 6 months. These rules will inevitably affect parish councils directly.

More to follow.

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:47 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

ACRE Publish Updated COVID-19 Village Hall Information & Resources

ACRE have published their latest guidance on operating community buildings during the current pandemic. They have also provided risk assessment templates for users and managers of such facilities. Click the respective links below.

Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:12 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: ACRE, Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

New Government Guidance - Social Gatherings

LRALC will be providing guidance on specific areas of interest for member councils in Friday's round robin but for now here are the newly re-issued guidance notes from government on the new rules.

Green Spaces here.

Council Buildings here.

Community Facilities here.

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 18:26 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Government to Ban Public Gatherings of More Than 6 People

The Government has just this evening announced the introduction of a ban of gatherings above 6 people with some limited exceptions. See the BBC News item on the announcement here.

Although at this stage there is uncertainty about whether this ban will apply to parish and town council meetings, LRALC's advice is that ALL parish and town councils should put any plans to return to physical meetings on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 22:32 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

NALC update re community facilities

NALC has updated its coronavirus information. This includes an update on community facilities. See the update below:

Community facilities

The government guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities has been updated. These updates reflect changes made to recent the easing of the lockdown restrictions and to provide clarity to advice around social distancing and gathering.

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:31 by admin

Tags: Coronavirus

REMINDER - NALC Coronavirus Support Webpage

A reminder to member councils that our colleagues at NALC have pulled together resources produced by themselves, County Associations, Government, and a range of sector specialists/trade bodies on their Coronavirus Webpage.

It compiles a range of excellent guidance on things like council meetings, play areas, community buildings, etc., and supplements them with useful resources such as template risk... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:42 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, coronavirus

Update from GOV.UK – COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

The government have published the following update which is relevant to parish and town councils:

COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Page summary
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added link to Department for Culture, Media and Sport guidance for the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:07 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Corona Virus Job Retention Grant Scheme – Furlough Leave – Update

1 The New Kickstart Scheme

  • The government will fund six-month job placements with a minimum of 25 hours per week, through Universal Credit, for 350,000 young people aged 18 to 24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
  • Under the scheme, which will open for applications in August, the government will cover the cost of 25 hours' work per week at the national minimum wage (NMW). Employers will be free... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:57 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC