Issue - meetings

Health Protection Board & Outbreak Plan update

Meeting: 10/03/2021 - Engagement Board (Covid-19) (Item 28)

Health Protection Board & Outbreak Plan update

Director of Public Health and Director of Children’s Services to present.

Minutes:

The Director of Public Health gave a presentation that detailed statistics relating to the numbers of deaths and hospital admissions in the Borough as a result of Covid-19 and updated on testing arrangements across the Borough.

 

The Engagement Board was informed that the fast testing programme was being successfully rolled out across the Borough, and was working well in filtering out asymptomatic cases. In addition ‘Lateral Flow Tests’ – which delivered results in 30 minutes, were available at various locations throughout the Borough.

 

The meeting was advised that Lateral Flow Tests were particularly useful for when people had a ‘high viral load’, meaning when they were at their most infectious. These tests would allow asymptomatic carriers to be ‘taken out of circulation’ and stop them spreading the virus. Thus far 70% of the negatives were accurate.

 

Resolved:

That the report be noted.


Meeting: 03/02/2021 - Engagement Board (Covid-19) (Item 6.)

Health Protection Board & Outbreak Plan update

Director of Public Health and Director of Children’s Services to present.