Information on coronavirus for local government communicators

COVID-19 – support and resources from the PRCA

The PRCA’s mission is to provide support and advice to members that ensures they have the knowledge and confidence to deal with the issues relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visit the PRCA hub for webinars, research and information for comms professionals. 

Coronavirus: information for councils from the LGA

The LGA is liaising with Public Health England, the Department for Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the evolving situation with the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The LGA Coronavirus hub has the latest official information, as well as guidance and resources from the LGA and key partners.

Coronavirus – what local gov comms teams need to think about

For many council comms teams the Cornavirus is no longer something that is happening in other places. While we all hope that a pandemic can be averted, the number of cases that are rising in the UK every day means that we have to be prepared for the worst.

Here are 11 things you need to consider.

COVID-19: the role public service information is playing in saving lives

It is times like this that really shows the important role that public service communications plays.

Everyone recognises the huge strain that the Coronavirus is placing on public services and the need to react to a constantly evolving set of circumstances.

Read our blog entry

Coronavirus: LGcomms and PRCA issue statement on critical key workers list

LGcomms and the PRCA have welcomed the government’s decision to recognise local government employees as key workers. The move allows thousands of communications professionals to continue receiving childcare through schools and nurseries, while society adapts to the measures to curve the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read the full statement.