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Councils Should Have Ability to Meet Remotely

Time Published 8 December 2021

Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) and the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) have called on the government to restore the ability of councils to meet remotely, even if only for a temporary period, in light of the emergence of the Omicron Covid variant.

LLG and ADSO said, ‘The recent arrival of the new covid variant and the reimposition of restrictions announced by the Prime Minister in the last few days have increased concern amongst councillors in some authorities about the risks of in-person meetings particularly in cases where they are elderly and possibly vulnerable.’

‘We are already receiving feedback from authorities that they are having to re-introduce measures (similar to the lockdown periods) to safely manage their council meetings.’

Read the full article on the Local Government Lawyer website here.

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