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 new cases nationally and in Staffordshire continuing to rise steeply, and cases being particularly high in Tamworth, although the vaccination programme appeared to be successfully limiting the number of hospitalisations and deaths; The Government’s announcement that Step 4 on the national roadmap would proceed from 19 July; the need for people to exercise personal responsibility and continue to take sensible precautions to limit the spread of infection; the Covid vaccination programme continuing to make excellent progress with nearly 1,200,000 doses administered to Staffordshire residents; uptake of two doses of the vaccine being close to 95% in over 65s, 80% in 50 to 64 year olds, but lower in younger adults; and the Council’s plans to maintain Covid defences for at least the remainder of 2021/22.
Decision – That the report be received.
Report author: Dr Richard Harling MBE
Publication date: 22/07/2021
Date of decision: 21/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 21/07/2021 - Cabinet