Information on coronavirus for local government communicators

COVID-19 communications – a council resource from the LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has put together a practical resource to support councils to plan for and think strategically about communications and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, building on the lessons learned since March 2020.

The LGA’s COVID-19 communications hub covers a wide range of topics – from developing a plan internally and prioritising activity, to planning for local outbreaks.

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. 

LGcomms blogs and statements


Community engagement in Covid-times (by Harriet Shone, 17 June 2020)

Common comms – coming together during Covid (by Danielle Clayton, 2 June 2020)

Covid-19 – lessons so far and issues for recovery (podcast, May 2020)

Not baking banana bread (by Georgia Turner, 26 May 2020)

A new way of working (by Alix Macfarlane, 6 May 2020)

Public service information is saving lives (30 March 2020)

Coronavirus – what comms teams need to think about (by Simon Jones, 5 March 2020)


Coronavirus: joint LGcomms/LGA statement (5 January 2020)

LGcomms response to changes in coronavirus restrictions (11 May 2020)

LGcomms and PRCA statement on critical key workers list (20 March 2020)