Many councils in the UK are pivoting to support their residents in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our team’s role has shifted to support digital teams in local government, ensuring that sharing and discussion can continue and open products can be reused where possible.
This web page has links to Google documents managed by the Local Digital Collaboration Unit. OpenDocument Text file downloads are also available.
Supporting councils’ response to COVID-19
We’ve collated all resources and links shared on various channels into a public Google document, which we’ll continue to update:
- links to joining up with the Local Digital community
- resources shared by central government departments
- reusable products shared openly by councils
Call and workshops – COVID-19 response in local government
We’re hosting regular calls to facilitate sharing and discussion across digital teams in local government. Each call is themed to ensure the correct stakeholders can join and hear about the work of council colleagues.
We are also hosting a series of themed workshops with smaller groups to consider recovery and renew strategies. You can read about our first workshop, which took place on the 1st May, in this blog post. We’ve since hosted two further workshops around the themes of Phased Recovery and Organisational culture.
If you are interested in hearing about future workshops, please get in touch for more information.
Checklist for your COVID-19 communications
We have created a checklist of ways to improve how you communicate your coronavirus support with residents through your council website. You can also read about the desk and user research we conducted to help put together these tips in this blog post.
How to contact our team
You can contact our team by emailing:
- firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries
- email@example.com for COVID-19 weekly call enquiries
You can keep up with our work by: