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Dozens of councils across England have been forced to suspend bin collections due to staff self-isolating.

Most have temporarily stopped garden waste pick-ups, but some recycling collections have also been hit.

Some councils have said they are unsure when services will return to normal.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said if Covid rates increased further, many would have to prioritise services that protect the most vulnerable.

Collections are also being affected by a shortage of HGV drivers unrelated to self-isolation.

Campaigners are worried the lack of collections will lead to more fly-tipping as

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