On 4th April 2020, the Government brought the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings)(England) Regulations 2020 into force to allow local authorities to conduct meetings remotely. We are inviting clerks to complete a short survey of the Councils capabilities to hold a remote meeting and to assess how we can help you to make the process as smooth as possible.

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* 1. Council

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* 2. Have you any experience of using a remote meeting platform?

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* 3. If you answered Yes to question 2 please indicate which platforms you have used - you may give multiple answers

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* 4. If you answered 'other' to question 3 please indicate which other platform(s) you have used

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* 5. If you have previously used more than one remote meeting platform, did you have a preference?

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* 6. If you answered yes to question 5 please indicate the reason(s) why - you may choose multiple options

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* 7. Do your Councillors have access to the technology required to join a remote meeting platform?

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* 8. If you answered no to Question 7, are your Councillors able to join a meeting by telephone?

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* 9. Is the Council in a position to invest in equipment for Councillors in order for them to access remote meeting platforms if necessary?

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* 10. Some remote meeting platforms impose usage time limits - is the Council in a position to invest in an upgrade if necessary?

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* 11. Do you have a level of Broadband coverage in your area that would support a remote meeting platform?

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* 12. Do you feel that an online video training session in using various remote meeting platforms would be useful to you and your Councillors?

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* 13. If you answered yes to question 12 please indicate which platforms you would like a better understanding of?

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* 14. Is there any other support that you feel Norfolk ALC could provide you with on the subject of remote meetings?

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