Decision details

Covid-19 Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


This will be a standing item, until further notice, to cover any approvals needed to adopt relevant pieces of new guidance, legislation, etc. that has come through from Government in response to the Covid 19 pandemic.. It will also include the need to adopt temporary revisions to the Council’s policies, procedures and practices.





That the following were noted:


  1. the latest public health situation with regard to COVID-19 and the latest information regarding the government’s Test and Trace programme,


  1. the support being provided to the council’s most vulnerable residents and the plans to ensure that this continued into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic,


  1. the updated assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on Surrey County Council’s short and medium-term financial position, and


  1. the council’s response as an employer to support staff and to ensure appropriate guidance was followed to ensure safety in the workplace.


Reason for decision:


The county and council continue to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to response activity, attention is turning to the re-starting, restoration and recovery of services and day-to-day life, as lockdown measures are eased nationally.


The recommendations set out in this report ensure Cabinet are appraised of the work going on across the council to protect, sustain and support our residents and communities and the economy of Surrey.


[Where necessary a waiver for call-in will be sought from the relevant Select Committee Chairman.]


Report author: Michael Coughlin

Publication date: 26/05/2020

Date of decision: 26/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 26/05/2020 - Cabinet

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