SOLGM’s COVID-19 Response Unit has been established to guide and support the local government sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The focus of the Unit is on supporting the sector in its response to the pandemic and ensuring that individual councils are prepared with:

  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and crisis response planning
  • Dealing with essential services including water and solid waste
  • Dealing with cemeteries and burials
  • Staffing and employer responsibilities.

This work will be delivered in coordination with DIA, LGNZ, NEMA and DPMC’s policy advisory group.

To date the Unit has provided guidance to the sector on finance and recovery, governance, PPE for non-health essential workers, and drinking and wastewater. Work streams have been established for essential services, governance, finance and recovery, social well-being and project management.

To keep up-to-date with this guidance and advice, staff of councils and council-controlled organisations are encouraged to join SOLGM's COVID-19 online discussion group.

For further information contact Kevin Lavery, National Coordinator.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 LG Discussion Group

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