NATIONAL ALC UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS
The Coronavirus Bill passed through the House of Commons last week. You can find this here . This is enabling the Secretary of State to now make regulations to formally remove requirements to hold annual meetings and to allow virtual meetings until 7 May 2021. Typically, this approach is now involving clerks sharing emails of importance and, where councillor decisions are required, councillors being asked for responses, which are being recorded. Short agendas are being produced, so that the responses/ actions agreed can be compiled, with these then being publicised. We are also hearing that many are now holding/ looking to hold meetings using platforms such as Zoom, and some are also looking to engage members of the public in this way.
As before, we await the later revised timescale for agreement of AGARS/ external audit, but NALC/SAAA are in discussions about options now, and the process for this year – we hope to share that soon.
Please continue to ensure you regularly visit the National ALC page: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus. Recent updates have covered:
- Updated government produced information on how to help people safely
- Public Health England material to support the Stay Home, Save Lives' campaign which is free to download and use
NHS England has launched a national volunteer initiative which you can share with residents.
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:30 by Helen Carrier