ALGAO UK updates on impact of Covid-19 on LA Archaeology Services

ALGAO:UK has published a rapid survey of members to find out how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the work of archaeological advisors to local authorities (LAs) across the UK.

John Lawson, Chair ALGAO:UK, writes:

… Despite the challenging working environment presented by the Covid Crisis, the overwhelming majority of ALGAO members have been able to continue to deliver services as they were able to do before the onset of the pandemic. This means that the availability of local government advice has not been a factor leading to a reduction in archaeological work.

The majority (c.70%) of ALGAO members have continued to provide a full-service providing planning advice, policy advice, to comment on active developments and to provide Historic Environment Record services, with a further 28% recording a partial service but one focused upon planning and development management and advice.

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