Decision details

COVID- 19: Surrey County Council Update

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




  1. That the latest public health situation with regard to Covid-19, nationally and in Surrey be noted;
  2. That the actions being delivered through Surrey’s Local Outbreak Control Plan, including the vaccination roll out, and the ongoing support to vulnerable residents, including through the council’s Community Helpline and the Covid Winter Support Grant scheme be noted and endorsed;
  3. That the latest impacts on Adult Social Care and Children’s, Families, Lifelong learning services be noted;
  4. That the ongoing preparation for the local elections in May 2021 and associated risks be noted and endorsed;


  1. That the work and planning going on in respect of the transition into recovery from the pandemic be noted and endorsed;


  1. That the allocation of a £500,000 grant to Community Foundation for Surrey, of which a half of the funding will be placed into an endowment to create a lasting legacy for groups working on priorities for the county be endorsed.


Reason for decision:


The county and council continue to face unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 crisis. We are simultaneously managing response activity and work with our partners to enable recovery within the county, looking ahead to a return to day-to-day life for communities following the end of national lockdown.


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


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


Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 30/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/04/2021

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