Plans for how West Sussex will cope with any local outbreak of COVID-19 have been published by West Sussex County Council.
Every county and unitary council has been asked to publish its plans to deal with local pockets of the virus which may appear.
The West Sussex plan, which includes details about the public health response, what action businesses and members of the public might be asked to take, and how this will be communicated, can be found on the council’s website.
Cllr Amanda Jupp, cabinet member for adults and health at West Sussex County Council, said: “Covid-19 has affected our way of life and everyday routine extensively. We have been asked to make unprecedented sacrifices in order to limit the spread of this virus and as national restrictions begin to lift, it is important for us to make sure that here in West Sussex we are able to monitor and manage any rise in cases locally.
“I know that a considerable number of people, as well as our businesses, are very keen to get back to a more normal life, but I also recognise that this will cause a certain amount of anxiety. We want to ensure that we get the balance right between keeping our residents safe and well while getting our economy back on track.”
To ensure the plan is delivering for residents, a local outbreak engagement board (LOEB) will be established as a sub-group of the county council’s health and wellbeing board (HWB).
This is chaired by Cllr Jupp and will report to the quarterly health and wellbeing board, which is held in public. Dates and times of the meetings are available on the county council’s website.