Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Reasons for the Decision – To consider an update from the COVID-19 Member Led Local Outbreak Control Board including the country entering in a third national lockdown following a rapid and substantial rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 in large part due to the emergence of a new and more infectious strain of the virus; the number of cases in Staffordshire during the first half of January 2021 being higher than at any point during the pandemic; the increased pressure on the NHS with almost half of hospital beds given over to care of Covid-19 patients; the rolling out of the Covid-19 vaccination (with the priority groups for vaccination being people over 70, care home residents and staff; all other health and care workers, and people deemed ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’); and the Council’s continuing efforts to prevent and control the spread of the virus including testing for people without symptoms being available to all residents with at least one site in each district and borough.
Decision – That the report be received.
Publication date: 21/01/2021
Date of decision: 20/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 20/01/2021 - Cabinet