Coronavirus: Local Government

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd April 2020.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government stands ready to do whatever is necessary to support councils in their response to COVID-19.

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Rt. hon Robert Jenrick MP) addressed over 300 council leaders in England reaffirming the Government’s commitment to giving councils the support they need to contribute to the national effort. He confirmed a series of practical measures which will give councils greater flexibility to respond to COVID-19.

Guidance for local councils during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government#local-government

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