Issue details

Decision to sign off Herefordshires Outbreak Control Plan to enable this to be submitted to the relevant bodies on the 30th June 2020

The decision to sign the document the document off through this route was to ensure that the governments deadline of 30.06.2020 for submission of local authority outbreak control plans can be met.

These plans will evolve and will need to be in place for the next 18months and beyond. The purpose of this Plan is to support the quick and effective management of Covid-19 outbreaks in a range of settings. The specific objectives are to:
• Reduce the spread of infection in Herefordshire, minimise the number of cases, protect our health and care system, and save lives;
• Support settings experiencing a new localised outbreak or complex single cases to mitigate the consequences of and help to keep as many services and businesses going as possible in a way that is safe and releases our economy; and
• Give the public confidence that we are able to respond appropriately to outbreaks of Covid-1 in order to minimise anxiety.

This plan will be focussed around seven themes:
• Care homes and schools;
• High risk places, locations and communities;
• Local testing capacity;
• Contact tracing in complex settings;
• Data integration;
• Vulnerable people, and
• Local boards.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/06/2020

Decision due: 30 June 2020 by Chief executive

Contact: Alistair Neill, Chief executive Email: