Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

The government has asked councils to produce local outbreak control plans to help monitor the rate of coronavirus in that area and respond quickly to any places where two or more people are confirmed as having coronavirus to help stop the virus from spreading to lots more people. This is important as lockdown restrictions ease and is a key part of trying to return to a more normal way of life.

There are seven themes to the plan:

  • Care homes and schools
  • High risk places, locations and communities
  • Local testing capacity
  • Contact tracing in complex settings
  • Data integration
  • Vulnerable people
  • Local governance

    A summary of how the plan will work, and our plan can be found here:

A weekly summary has been produced showing the current situation with coronavirus in Portsmouth, including cases and any deaths:

Local outbreak engagement board

A local engagement board has been set up to help make sure the plan is working. This is made up of a mixture of people including Councillors, the Director of Public Health, a headteacher representing the Portsmouth Education Partnership, a representative from the Clinical Commissioning Group and representatives from Hive Portsmouth, Healthwatch and Shaping Portsmouth.

The purpose of the board is to ensure that the plan meets the needs of everyone in the city. This board will meet monthly but more frequently if needed.

Notes of the meetings will be published when the board have agreed them as a correct record, usually at the next meeting.

  • 22 June 2020 - minutes
  • 30 June 2020 - minutes
  • 27 July 2020 - minutes
  • 24 August 2020
  • 28 September 2020
  • 26 October 2020
  • 23 November 2020

    If you would like to raise any questions or queries with the engagement board, please contact publichealth@portsmouthcc.gov.uk at least 5 working days before the meeting.