This page has been created to provide local (parish and town) councils with information about the coronavirus. It should not be used as a substitute for government advice. However, some practicalities are specific to local councils, where we hope this information will help you plan and manage your risks. If you would like further advice and support on any of these topics for your local council, please contact your local county association.

This is a fast-moving situation, and we will be updating this page regularly.


On 4 January 2021, the government announced a national lockdown and published guidance on what you can and cannot do during this time.

On 22 February 2021, a 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England was announced. This webpage will continue to be updated as more guidance and information becomes available.


The coronavirus situation is fast-moving, and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

This page was last updated on 1 March 2021.