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Advice Notes

Service Provider
Advice Notes

COVID:19 Government Advice Notes - Service Providers

COVID-19 Hardship Fund guidance

Published 24/03/2020

Guidance to billing authorities on using their allocation from the hardship fund to deliver financial support, including reduced council tax bills, to economically vulnerable residents in their area.

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Guidance on early years settings and childcare closures

Published 24/03/2020

Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance on shielding and protecting the most vulnerable

Updated 24/03/2020

This guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers. It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes the extremely clinically vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities, either for the elderly or persons with special needs.

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Adult social care ethical framework

Published 19/03/2020

This framework intends to provide support to ongoing response planning and decision-making to ensure that ample consideration is given to a series of ethical values and principles when organising and delivering social care for adults.

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Information for hostels and day centre providers for rough sleepers

Updated 25/03/2020

Information on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for hostel or day centre providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping.

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Guidance for schools and other educational settings

Updated 07/04/2020

Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

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Guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Updated 27/03/2020

Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

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Isolation guidance for residential educational settings

Published 20/03/2020

The Government has issued guidance to confirm which residential settings they consider a household and how to manage isolation

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Implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

Published 07/04/2020

Guidance for education and childcare settings on how to implement social distancing.

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Safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Published 27/03/2020

Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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School closures guidance

Updated 31/03/2020

What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance for care of deceased

Published 31/03/2010

Advice primarily designed to assist people required to manage bodies of deceased persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance on changes to the Care Act

Updated 01/04/2020

Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Free school meals guidance

Updated 07/04/2020

This guidance explains what schools should do to make sure eligible pupils have continued access to free school meals where the pupil is not attending school.

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Children's social care services guidance

Published 03/04/2020

Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.

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Guidance on managing the deceased during a pandemic

Published March 2020

Managing the decease during a pandemic.
Guidance for planners in England.

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Waste management guidance

Published 07/04/2020

A guide to help local authorities and other waste collectors prioritise their waste collection services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Online education resources

Published 07/04/2020

Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home.

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Guidance on financial support for schools

Published 07/04/2020

Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

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European Structural and Investment Funds Programme guidance

Updated 08/04/2020

A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19.

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