Agenda item - Presentation - Covid Recovery Plan Strategy and Update on Outbreak Control Plan

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Presentation - Covid Recovery Plan Strategy and Update on Outbreak Control Plan

There will be a joint presentation at the actual public Board meeting by the Director of Public Health, the Executive Director of Adult Health and Social Care and the CCG updating on information provided at previous meetings and on the current situation in the city.


7.1      The Director of Public Health, Alistair Hill, gave a presentation (copy uploaded to the agenda pack on the council website) detailing the arrangements in place too seek to continue to contain the number of cases across the city and to support and sustain recovery. The figures provided related to the period to 26 July 2021.


7.2      The following priorities had been identified:


Promotion of vaccination, including two doses (+ prepare for booster dose programme);


Comms, comms, comms. Clear public messaging reflecting high level of community transmission including benefits of vaccination,


Hands/face/space/fresh air, testing, self-isolation, available support etc. Targeting specific demographic groups, including visitors to city, geo locations etc;


Support for local businesses and settings, reflecting Roadmap Step 4, including hospitality, night-time economy and events;


Test, trace, isolate, support; including

       Promotion of asymptomatic testing

       Symptomatic testing capacity – additional temporary testing site at Falmer 

       Expansion of local contact tracing service

       Local pilot of additional financial support to people self isolating;


Brighton & Hove has been designated by the Govt as an Enhanced Response Area, which provides time limited support from national Govt inc. additional asymptomatic testing, on the ground engagement and comms. The opportunity to prepare for Autumn including return of education settings;


Maintain ‘business as usual’ – challenging due to high case numbers;


Data and surveillance to enable rapid response to fast changing situation;


Infection Prevention & Control including outbreak prevention, detection and management inc. high risk settings e.g. health and care, education, hospitality


7.3      RESOLVED – That the contents of the presentation be noted and received.

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