Agenda item - Formal Member Involvement

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Agenda item

Formal Member Involvement

To consider any of the following:


(a) Petitions;


(b) Written Questions;


(c) Letters;


(d) Notices of Motion




23a     Petitions


23.1    There were none.


23b    Written Questions


23.2    It was noted that one question had been received from Councillor Bagaeen.


          List of Vulnerable Settings in the City - Covid 19


23.3    The following question had been received from Councillor Bagaeen:


  “We previously had discussions about vulnerable settings in the city to COVID outbreaks and I do not believe that the list was finalised. Recent data indicates that cases are rising and it would be helpful to know where in the city these cases are located, and if in a particular setting or settings.


It is important to have clarity on this baseline now as matter of urgency before schools go back in full.


The latest data on cases I can access is as follows:

To 26 August, 870 cases / 8 cases per 100,000 (20th-26th August)

To 23 August, 860 cases / 8 cases per 100,000 (17th-23rd  August)

To 20 August, 841 cases / 4 cases per 100,000 (10th-16th August)

To 10 August, 824 cases / 2 cases per 100,000 (31st July-6th August)”


23.4    The Chair gave the following response:


In the period 01/08/20 to 31/08/20 there were 75 confirmed cases in Brighton & Hove residents.


There was one or more confirmed cases in every electoral ward in Brighton & Hove. The range was between 1 and 8.  


Across all areas of the City there were a small number of cases associated with settings of interest, including care homes and restaurant/pub settings.


However there have not been any outbreaks declared by Public Health England related to these settings or linked to geographical areas.


This is in contrast with some other parts of the country where there have been outbreaks associated with specific workplaces or pubs/restaurants/venues etc. However we remain alert to this risk in the delivery of our Local Outbreak Plan. Our Environmental Health team are delivering preventative activity in targeted high risk settings.  


NHS Test and Trace data indicates most identified exposure to cases is taking place in household settings including household visitors, and a few cases have had a history of foreign travel. This highlights the importance of everyone following guidelines on social distancing, limiting close contact between households and self-isolation after travel to affected locations abroad.


Geographical data at Medium Super Output Area level is published at





23.5    RESOLVED – That the questions asked and responses given to them be received and noted.


23c     Letters


23.6    There were none.


23d    Notices of Motion


23.4    There were none.

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