Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cabinet considered a further update report on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prior to consideration of the report, the Leader reported that a meeting of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board had been held last week in response to increasing levels of Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East. Last Thursday, Cheshire East, along with Cheshire West and Chester, had been placed on the Government’s watchlist. The Council had been working with its partners, neighbouring councils and the LEP to share with Government their assessment of the actions and resources needed to address the situation. The Council had written to the Secretary of State for Health on the matter and would be working with its partners to agree a plan to tackle the latest outbreak.
The Deputy Leader added that the Government had been asked to provide additional resources and accompanying measures for testing, contact tracing, support for vulnerable people, support for businesses, support to educate the public and to provide enforcement, and support to maintain essential public services. It was important to note that the Council and its partners were seeking this support in order to prevent the disease from spreading and to avoid a local lockdown.
That Cabinet notes the issues outlined in the report.
Publication date: 14/10/2020
Date of decision: 06/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/10/2020
Current call-in Count: 0