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 National Covid-19 Update


On 4th January 2021 the Prime Minister has announced new national restrictions in England.

Everyone must stay at home, and may leave only for a limited set of reasons. These include:

· For education;

· For work, if you cannot work from home;

· For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household, support bubble or on your own with one person from another household;

· For all medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm;

· To shop for food and essentials;

· And to provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer.

Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will be closed. Click and collect services can continue and essential shops, including supermarkets, will remain open. Pubs, bars, restaurants must close, except for takeaway and delivery services.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, known as the furlough scheme, will remain open until December, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Guidance on the new measures is available at: new-national-restrictions

Details of the extended furlough scheme and other economic support, can be found here:   Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support Announced


 For the latest information on coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK, visit the NHS Website

To learn about the Government response, visit GOV.UK

For the latest news on coronavirus in Kent, visit the Kent County Council website 

For the latest news releases and updates from the Kent Resilience Forum, visit the Kent Prepared Website at  https://www.kentprepared.org.uk/all-news


KALC Office closure and continued support to Member Councils and Parish Meetings.   

From Monday 23rd March 2020, the KALC office will be closed.  All staff will be working from home.   

The KALC main office telephone is temporarily out of operation. For general enquiries please email kalc@kentalc.gov.uk 

  To contact any of the KALC staff, please click here 

For KALC and NALC material relating to COVID-19 please log in to the KALC members area or NALC

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About Us

The Kent Association is a not for profit membership organisation serving member Parish, Town and Community Councils and Parish Meetings (Local Councils) in Kent and Medway. Our membership is currently 313 out of a total of 321. Membership is open to all Local Councils in Kent and Medway for a subscription agreed at the Annual Meeting. As the first tier of local government closest to their communities, Local Councils have a key role to play in shaping their localities with the Government's drive to devolve power and decision making to local people through the Localism Act 2011, the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 and changes in the Audit Framework, it is becoming increasingly important that Councillors and Clerks are better informed and are provided with the tools and knowledge to help them undertake their roles as efficiently and effectively as they can.


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