Issue details

Containment Outbreak Management Fund

The report seeks formal approval for the allocation of the Local Authority Covid-19 Outbreak Management Fund. The Leader of the Council is asked to delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Services and Public Health, in consultation with the Executive Director for Corporate Resources and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities to allocate the Local Authority Covid-19 Outbreak Management Fund in order to deliver the objectives in the Local Outbreak Management Plan.

In October the Department of Health and Social Care announced new allocations for local authorities from the existing Containment Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) to support the new three tier COVID classification rules. The funding is intended to fund public health activities such as proactive containment and intervention measures. This grant will be administered by upper tier Local Authorities in England. It will be paid at a level of £1 per head of population in areas with a medium alert level, £3 per head for those areas classified as high risk and £8 per head for those areas classified as very high risk. On 10th November the GCC allocation was confirmed as £5.096 million following all areas being classified as very high risk. An additional £2 per head of population will be provided dependent on remaining in Tier 2.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/12/2020

Decision due: 27 Jan 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, Leader of the Council mark.hawthorne@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Contact: Siobhan Farmer, Deputy Director of Public Health Email: siobhan.farmer@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Consultees

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities
Executive Director for Corporate Resources

Background papers

  • Gloucestershire Local Outbreak Management Plan  
  • Containment Outbreak Management Fund plan