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Coronavirus: Local Government

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 31533, tabled on 18 March 2020

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.

Answered on

22 April 2020

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: