COVID-19: public health

Information and guidance related to public health services, including mental health and isolation.


We are working as fast as we can to update this page with useful information for you. Please follow @LGAwellbeing for the latest updates and keep checking back. 


Official Government information

GOV.UK – coronavirus guidance for health professionals and other organisations 

PHE dashboard with information on confirmed cases of coronavirus 

PHE blog: novel coronavirus - what you need to know (regularly updated) 

PHE blog: what is contact tracing? 

PHE blog: what is self-isolation and why is it important? 


Information from the NHS

Future NHS Better Care Exchange: COVID-19 section (requires log-in)

NHS.UK – Guidance on supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

NHS.UK – COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements (pdf, 19 March 2020)

NHSE – FAQs on using FFP 3 Respiratory Protective Equipment, (pdf, 20 March 2020)

Letter from chief executives of all NHS trusts and foundation trusts to local authority chief executives and directors of adult social care, (pdf, 20 March 2020)


Other useful information

Association of Directors of Public Health – COVID-19: the ADPH approach 

The LGA has worked with Government to develop a scheme that now suspends parking charges for health workers, social care workers and NHS volunteers for on-street parking and open car parks (e.g. pay and display car parks) as they go about their critical work. 

Public health register (UKPHR) – Response to COVID-19

Mental health 

Campaign to End Loneliness – ideas to help older people stay connected during self-isolation

Mind – coronavirus and mental wellbeing