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Sunderland COVID-19 Control Plan

06/07/2020

As we move into the next phase of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local authorities across the country have developed COVID-19 Control Plans to set out their approach to preventing and managing future COVID-19 outbreaks.
In line with Government guidance, the plan for Sunderland has been published and is available to read here.

The Plan builds on the strong partnerships we have across the city and allows local authorities to be more targeted and tailored in their local response to containing COVID-19 so that life can return to as normal as possible for as many people as possible.

The Plan’s aims and objectives are to help protect the city's vulnerable population, help manage test and trace, help minimise and reduce transmission, and prevent increased demand on NHS and healthcare services. The plan also outlines how outbreaks would be managed in care homes, schools, workplaces and other high risk places.

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, it is important that we all continue to play our part to protect ourselves and others by following advice around hand hygiene, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings when necessary and reminding people about these simple but effective measures will form an important part of our prevention work in the city.

The plan is a live document and will be reviewed and updated in response to developing knowledge about the virus, new guidance, local learning from closed incidents or outbreaks, and the emergence of treatments or vaccine.

The latest national information and guidance can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

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