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 number of cases of Covid-19 across the country and in Staffordshire falling but remaining high, placing on-going pressure on the NHS; the vaccination programme was proceeding according to the priority groups defined by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation, with those at highest risk from Covid-19 vaccinated first; most residents of care homes for older people and those aged 80 and above had already received their first dose of the vaccine and the NHS was now focusing on vaccinating frontline health and social care workers who provide care for clinically vulnerable people, as well as those aged 70-79, and individuals who were clinically extremely vulnerable; the next groups to be vaccinated were those aged 65-69 and individuals with a range of underlying health conditions; and the Council and its partners continuing efforts to prevent and control the spread of the virus with more testing being made available for people with and without symptoms.
Report author: Dr Richard Harling
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Date of decision: 17/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet