Decision - Allocation of Contain Outbreak Management Funds

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Allocation of Contain Outbreak Management Funds

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The government, through the Department of Health & Social Care, have issued Contain Outbreak Management Funds to local authorities to help safely manage a wide range of activities and service settings as they progress through the 'Roadmap', including support for testing. This report proposes and recommends the allocation of those funds.




(1)          That the receipt of £6.815m Contain Outbreak Management Fund from central government for 2020/21 and a further £2.070m for 2021/22 be noted;


(2)          That the carry forward of 2020/21 Contain Outbreak Management Funds of £6.815m to 2021/22 be approved;


(3)          That the allocation of the remainder of the £6.815m Contain Outbreak Management Funds carried forward from 2020/21 to meet the unapproved costs identified in Table 2 of the report e agreed;


(4)          That any adjustment to approved allocations from the 2020/21 COMF funding be delegated to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the S151 Chief Finance Officer and the Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee;


(5)          That it be noted that information on the usage of the funds against the approved allocations will be reported in the regular Targeted Budget Management (TBM) monitoring reports to Policy & Resources Committee; and


(6)          That it be agreed to defer the allocation of 2021/22 Contain Outbreak Management Funds until later in the financial year when more information on potential local test, trace and support to self-isolate and surge testing costs will be known together with information on the city’s progression through the roadmap to recovery.

Report author: Nigel Manvell

Publication date: 28/04/2021

Date of decision: 28/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee

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