Local Government: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department plans to provide to local authorities that will be required to implement local lockdowns as a result of a second spike in covid-19.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

My Department has been working with the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and the Department of Health and Social Care to develop a framework for the local management of further outbreaks. In addition, all upper tier local authorities have been asked to develop local outbreak control plans based on the existing statutory responsibilities of their Directors of Public Health. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government , alongside other relevant Departments, is considering whether further powers are required for local authorities to manage future outbreaks in line with these plans.

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