Decision details

Impact of COVID-19 on SCC Communities, Economy, and Organisational and Recovery Approaches

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report details the impact of COVID-19 on the Local Authority services and it's plans for recovery.


Philip Atkins




“Throughout this pandemic, the people of Staffordshire have pulled together to help keep people safe, protect the vulnerable and support one another.


While the shadow of Covid-19 will undoubtedly be felt for some time, it is the resilience and spirit of Staffordshire people which will help us bounce back from this crisis.


It is great to see 99 per cent of our primary schools reopen to more pupils and all our secondary schools offering some face to face support for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils.


We have also seen more people back at work, more businesses reopening their doors and our town centres gradually welcoming back shoppers this month.


However, as a county council we know that there is still much hard work to be done in helping keeping our communities safe as lockdown restrictions are lifted further and also in helping this county not only recover from the impact of Covid-19 but also to shape a brighter future for both residents and businesses.”


Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council


Reasons for the Decision – To consider details of the approach that Staffordshire County Council is to take to its planning and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic together with the learning that has been taken from the response phase, the high-level priorities for recovery across the council and the progress against these.


Decision (a) That the approach to recovery be noted and endorsed.


(b) That the approach to understanding the impact of COVID-19 be endorsed


(c) That the high-level priorities and plans from each of the recovery areas (contained in appendices 2-9 of the report) be endorsed.


Report author: Andrew Donaldson

Publication date: 18/06/2020

Date of decision: 17/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/06/2020

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