Latest guidance on Council meetings

NALC have issued the following guidance to local councils:

  • From 10 December, face coverings are required by law in most indoor public places and the government has issued further guidance. NALC's view of the guidance is that face coverings are required to be worn at council meetings held in indoor public places, subject to exemptions or reasonable excuses as set out in the guidance. Councils are also advised to consider not meeting in December.
  • From 13 December 2021, those who can are advised to work from home. We are recommending that clerks and council staff attend council meetings remotely. Unfortunately, the Plan B guidance does not bring back the ability to hold remote meetings and we have lobbied ministers directly on this issue on several occasions this week. We are also suggesting that councils consider not meeting in December.

Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:32 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Coronavirus, NALC