Information and guidance related to data protection, elections, meetings, parking, procurement and more.
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Broadband and mobile connection
Cemeteries and crematoria
The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management COVID-19 webpage has the latest announcements in relation to cemeteries and crematoria and guidance around risk-based approaches to funerals, the practical implications this has on conducting services and administration and preparation for a increases in cremation and burial numbers.
National Cyber Security Centre: guidance on cloud security
National Cyber Security Centre: advice on home working
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The Information Commissioner's Office: blog on data protection and the coronavirus
The Information Commissioner's Office: guide to what you need to know
Democracy and elections
LLG and ADSO issue statement on local authority decision-making and democratic process in light of coronavirus.
Environmental health and trading standards
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Gender pay gap reporting
The Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission: statement on suspended gender pay gap reporting for 2019/20.
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Local authority meetings
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Temporary changes to ID checking guidelines are being made: COVID-19: Changes to standard and enhanced ID checking guidelines
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Parish and Town Councils
The LGA has worked with Government to develop a scheme that now suspends parking charges for health workers, social care workers and NHS volunteers for on-street parking and open car parks (e.g. pay and display car parks) as they go about their critical work.
The British Parking Association, London Councils and the LGA: advice on parking operations during the outbreak
The Cabinet Office has published two Procurement Policy Notes (PPN), with guidance on public procurement regulations and supplier relief due to coronavirus:
Regulation and inspection
Deferring Ofsted inspections: Ofsted’s policy for determining that an inspection of a provider should not go ahead on the planned dates.
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