This page includes useful resources relating to the change of legislation and circumstances with the Coronavirus Pandemic. You can find guidance and case studies. The Members Forum is another useful page to visit.
Virtual Schools Admissions Appeals case study from Wandsworth Council:
Wandsworth case history – Virtual School Admission Appeals
The updated document includes a case study from Dudley Metropolitan BC on dealing with Education Appeals:
ADSO Virtual meetings case studies – updated 2020-05-28
The document below includes a further virtual meetings case study from Lambeth Council:
ADSO Virtual meetings case studies – updated 2020-05-21
The updated Virtual meetings case studies document includes two further case studies from Thanet District Council and Fareham Borough Council:
ADSO Virtual meetings case studies – updated 2020-05-20
The document below sets out case studies from Brighton and Hove and North Kesteven Councils on their experience of Virtual Meetings. Additionally, Michelle Beaumont from Richmond upon Thames has written up practice and guidance notes both for officers and members and the public on the use of Teams for remote meetings. If you would like copies or more information on this, please contact Michelle.Beaumont@
ADSO Virtual Meetings Case Studies 2020-05-07
Below is an updated Briefing note on the Remote Meeting Regulations (31 July 2020)
Update on Remote Meeting Regulations – Briefing note 31 July 2020
Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) revised guidance (4 July 2020):
ADSO/LLG Guidance – The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
To access the amendment to DfE Guidance on School Admissions (England) Appeals Arrangements due to Coronavirus, please click on the following link:
The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were published in April and will remain in place until 31t January 2021.
The regulations apply to appeals that have not yet been determined and any between now and 21 January 2021. The main approach of the regulations is to remove (or disapply) the need for appeals to be heard in person and allows for them to be conducted by telephone, video conference or a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.
The regulations also give flexibility with regards to the number of Panels members, allowing appeals to be considered by two Panel Members instead of three.
LLG and ADSO Remote Meetings Protocol and Procedure Rules. This document is for the purpose of assisting authorities and highlighting changes required to standing orders in consequence of The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 No.392 (‘the Regulations’). It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in that capacity.
LLG and ADSO Remote Meetings Protocol and Procedure Rules 2020-04-17
Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) guidance on Behaviour and Etiquette for remote meetings – first edition published 9 April 2020
CfPS guidance on Behaviour and Etiquette for remote meetings – edition 1 2020-04-09
Here are the slides from the recent webinar hosted by the LLG on the new regulations
Guidance from ADSO and LLG on the newly published regulations (2nd edition).
7th Apr – Remote Meetings Regulations – LLG ADSO Guidance V2
Letter from MHCLG regarding newly published regulations
Guidance from ADSO and LLG on the newly published regulations (1st edition)
Remote Meetings Regulations – LLG ADSO Guidance
London Office of Technology and Information PowerPoint on how to hold online committee meetings that are accessible to the public
How to hold online committee meetings that are accessible to the public
Early draft of published emergency decision making arrangements from individual LAs.
Local authority – emergency powers (1)