Decision details

RULE 16 Local Outbreak Management Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Deleted

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


As part of the national response to Covid-19, all Local Authorities are asked to have an agreed Local Outbreak Management Plan in place by the end of June 2020. This report has been recommended as fit for adoption by the Health and Wellbeing Board at its meeting on 23rd June 2020.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


2.1  Accept the Covid-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan as a suitable framework plan on which to base further planning of the local response to this pandemic.

2.2  Commit the Council to providing local leadership during this period of crisis, working with communities and other stakeholders in order to protect the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people in Bath and North East Somerset.

2.3  Commit to the provision of adequate material support for the implementation of this plan, while also taking into account other Council needs and pressures.  (This is a commitment in principle: the framework plan does not detail any specific requests, but these will follow and be subject to separate decision making processes).

Reasons for the decision:

The Council’s role in responding to this outbreak derives from its role as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act of 2004. Further regulations concerning this outbreak have derived from the Coronavirus Act of 2020.

This decision is to be made under Part 4B Rule 16 of the Council’s Constitution as an urgent decision. This matter is urgent because of the expectation that the Council would need to have an agreed plan in place for the beginning of July 2020 in light of the Covid19 pandemic.

Alternative options considered:


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 02/07/2020

Date of decision: 02/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 02/07/2020 - Cabinet

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