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Sheffield Outbreak Plan

Report of the Director of Public Health.

 

Decision:

8.1

The Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan, first produced in June 2020, has been reviewed and updated to reflect changes in circumstances and the Government’s Roadmap for exiting national lockdown (Covid-19 Response: Spring 2021). This report presents the revised Plan for approval and describes the implications for longer-term planning. 

 

 

8.2

RESOLVED: That Co-Operative Executive:

 

  1. Notes that the Outbreak Control Plan has been updated to reflect changes in circumstances, in line with the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, since the first iteration of the Plan was published in June 2020;

 

  1. Approves the Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan;

 

  1. Agrees that the Director of Public Health should continue to lead the direction of the Plan and any review framework or timeframe, and authorises him to update the Plan as necessary in 2021/22;

 

  1. Notes that the financial impact of the Plan will be considered in the Medium-Term Financial Strategy; and

 

5.    Notes that longer-term planning will be undertaken for the end of the Control Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) grant in March 2022, linked to corporate emergency planning arrangements, recovery and the response exit strategy.

 

 

8.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

8.3.1

  • To continue to see a reduction in infection rates across the city
  • To open Sheffield in line with the Governments Road map, positively impacting the local economy
  • To continue monitoring and addressing health inequalities impacted by SARS-CoV-2
  • To understand and agree the medium and longer term financial, resourcing and health protection implications for Sheffield.
  • To establish clear future governance arrangements and impacts on future Plan iterations
  • To continue measure the success of our Plan through
    • Data intelligence,

o   Peer reporting

 

 

8.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

8.4.1

There is an expectation under the national strategy to reduce infection from SARS-CoV-2 that every area in England will create a local Outbreak Plan.  No other options have been considered.

 

 

8.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

8.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

8.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Director of Public Health

 

 

8.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management

 

Minutes:

8.1

The Director of Public Health submitted the Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan Review report. The plan was first produced in June 2020, and had been reviewed and updated to reflect changes in circumstances and the Government’s Roadmap for exiting national lockdown (Covid-19 Response: Spring 2021). The report presented the revised Plan for approval and described the implications for longer-term planning. 

 

 

8.2

RESOLVED: That Co-Operative Executive:

 

  1. Notes that the Outbreak Control Plan has been updated to reflect changes in circumstances, in line with the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, since the first iteration of the Plan was published in June 2020;

 

  1. Approves the Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan;

 

  1. Agrees that the Director of Public Health should continue to lead the direction of the Plan and any review framework or timeframe, and authorises him to update the Plan as necessary in 2021/22;

 

  1. Notes that the financial impact of the Plan will be considered in the Medium-Term Financial Strategy; and

 

5.    Notes that longer-term planning will be undertaken for the end of the Control Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) grant in March 2022, linked to corporate emergency planning arrangements, recovery and the response exit strategy.

 

 

8.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

8.3.1

  • To continue to see a reduction in infection rates across the city
  • To open Sheffield in line with the Governments Road map, positively impacting the local economy
  • To continue monitoring and addressing health inequalities impacted by SARS-CoV-2
  • To understand and agree the medium and longer term financial, resourcing and health protection implications for Sheffield.
  • To establish clear future governance arrangements and impacts on future Plan iterations
  • To continue measure the success of our Plan through
    • Data intelligence,

o   Peer reporting

 

 

8.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

8.4.1

There is an expectation under the national strategy to reduce infection from SARS-CoV-2 that every area in England will create a local Outbreak Plan.  No other options have been considered.

 

 

 

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