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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)

HRH Duke of Edinburgh The Chairman of the Association has issued a Message of Condolence as the County pays its respects to HRH The Prince Philip,  Duke of   Edinburgh, whose death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday, 9 April 2021.

 A period of national mourning has begun, and will continue until Saturday 17 April, the day of the Funeral inclusive.

 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral   Service will   begin with a National Minute’s Silence at three o’clock.




 A period of national mourning has begun, and will continue until Saturday 17 April, the day of the Funeral inclusive.  The Government has published guidance for the period of national mourning – see 



 National Covid-19 Update

How the rules will change on 29 March

On 22 March, the Government updated the national lockdown guidance to include a summary of changes to the rules in England from 29 March.

From 29 March:                  


  •  people will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of six (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible) 


      ·    people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to          reopen)

      ·    childcare and supervised activities will be allowed outdoors for all children

      ·    formally organised parent and child groups will be able to take place outdoors for up to fifteen attendees. Children under five will not be not counted in          this number

From 1 April, those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer be advised to shield. However, they should continue to take extra precautions to protect themselves. It is important that they continue to keep the number of social interactions they have low and try to limit the amount of time they spend in settings where they are unable to maintain social distancing.

The link below to the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ contains further information on the roadmap out of lockdown in England.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Roadmap: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021

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 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 

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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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