Living with COVID-19 in Gloucestershire
Almost two years to the day from the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gloucestershire, the UK government has announced its intention to move to a situation where we are "living safely with COVID", and remaining measures to control the spread of the virus have, or will shortly, be removed.
Our updated plan sets out our local strategy to live safely with COVID-19 in Gloucestershire; it replaces Gloucestershire's Local Outbreak Management Plan and sets the direction for how we will continue to prevent, contain, respond and monitor COVID-19 in a different way, and outlines how we will be able to step back up our surge requirements if necessary.
As we make this transition, we need to keep a focus on the underlying poor health exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic; we will need to continue to ensure our resources are invested in improving public health and reducing inequalities to make sure that all of our population are equally prepared to deal with any future resurgence of COVID-19 and ensure more equal outcomes for our whole population.
Wed, 09 Mar 2022