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Update on BCP Council's Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Meeting: 27/05/2020 - Cabinet (Item 165)

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This report provides a further update to the report summarising the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was presented to Cabinet in April 2020.

 

Decision:

The Chief Executive presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

In presenting the report the Chief Executive reminded those present that the situation was constantly moving, and that current work included looking towards a local outbreak lockdown plan and the future potential easements of lockdown measures and the potential reopening of businesses subject to government advice.

Cabinet were requested to note the further update to the report summarising the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was presented to Cabinet in April 2020.

Cabinet Members provided an update in relation to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic was having within their Portfolio with particular mention of the forthcoming return to school for Reception and Years 1 and 6. In relation to this the Portfolio Holder advised that locally Head Teachers were keen to make this work. An update was also provided in relation to the work of those in the care sector and in particular to some of the Day Centre staff who have been seeking alternative ways in which to engage with some of those who would have ordinarily attended the centres.

The Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Board addressed Cabinet advising that whilst there were no formal recommendations from the Boards recent meeting that the Board recognised the way in which the staff and community had stepped up, and that the Overview and Scrutiny Working Group which had been established to look at Covid matters had been working well. In addition the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Board advised that rather than being focused on the response to Covid-19 that the Council was now looking at recovery and reset.

RESOLVED that the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic be noted.

 

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

In presenting the report the Chief Executive reminded those present that the situation was constantly moving, and that current work included looking towards a local outbreak lockdown plan and the future potential easements of lockdown measures and the potential reopening of businesses subject to government advice.

Cabinet were requested to note the further update to the report summarising the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was presented to Cabinet in April 2020.

Cabinet Members provided an update in relation to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic was having within their Portfolio with particular mention of the forthcoming return to school for Reception and Years 1 and 6. In relation to this the Portfolio Holder advised that locally Head Teachers were keen to make this work. An update was also provided in relation to the work of those in the care sector and in particular to some of the Day Centre staff who have been seeking alternative ways in which to engage with some of those who would have ordinarily attended the centres.

The Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Board addressed Cabinet advising that whilst there were no formal recommendations from the Boards recent meeting that the Board recognised the way in which the staff and community had stepped up, and that the Overview and Scrutiny Working Group which had been established to look at Covid matters had been working well. In addition the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Board advised that rather than being focused on the response to Covid-19 that the Council was now looking at recovery and reset.

RESOLVED that the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic be noted.