Local Outbreak Plan
In June 2020 Nottinghamshire County Council published its local outbreak management plan which set out arrangements for Nottinghamshire County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the months since then, much of the plan has been in continuous or repeated use as the blueprint for local action by local authorities working closely with Public Health England, the local NHS, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue and other partner agencies.
The publication of the Government’s Roadmap for exiting national lockdown and the refresh of the national Contain Framework mean that the Local Outbreak Management Plan now needs to be refreshed to ensure that it describes the arrangements needed in Nottinghamshire County for the next phase of the pandemic.
Underlying the plan is the evidence that, even with the widespread uptake of effective vaccines, COVID-19 will continue to circulate for the next couple of years. Therefore, arrangements must be made which enable people, employers, education and civic society to manage risk without repeated reversion to wide scale lockdowns.
The updated Local Outbreak Management Plan identifies these arrangements including those which require additional work to enable people in Nottinghamshire County to live with COVID-19 in a way that is safe and confident.