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Surrey Local Outbreak Engagement Board

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Local Outbreak Engagement Board - Provide political ownership and public-facing engagement and communication for outbreak response.


This is a subgroup of the Health and Wellbeing Board, with a first meeting on 18 June to approve the Terms of Reference and initial plan.


The national Test and Trace Service, launched 28 May 2020, is designed to control the rate of reproduction of Covid-19 by reducing the spread of the infection.

This is a national programme, but each Upper Tier local authority are expected to develop Local Outbreak Control plans by the end of June. Local Outbreak Control Plans are designed to clarify how local government works with the national Test and Trace service, so that the whole local system is geared up to contain the virus.

As part of their local plans councils are expected to have a member led, typically by the Leader of the authority, Local Outbreak Control Board, or use some existing forum such as the Health and Wellbeing Board for this purpose. These arrangements will be expected to provide political oversight of local delivery of the Test and Trace Service, will lead the engagement with local communities and be the public face of the local response in the event of an outbreak.