COVID-19: workforce

Information and guidance related to critical and non-critical workers, employee wellbeing and more.


We are working as fast as we can to update this section with useful information for you. Please keep checking back and follow us on Twitter @LGAcomms and @LGAWorkforce for the latest updates.


Official Government information

GOV.UK – critical worker list

GOV.UK – business support: coronavirus job retention scheme (relevant to local authorities also)

GOV.UK – COVID-19: Support for businesses (including local authorities)


LGA guidance and support

COVID-19: employment law FAQs

LGA Workforce update: critical workers (pdf)

Visit our local government services pages to read the latest Workforce circulars and guidance.


Other useful information

Mind – coronavirus and your mental wellbeing, including guidance on working from home.