Surrey local outbreak management plan

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on people's lives in Surrey and across the world. Three waves of COVID-19 have precipitated three national lockdowns since March 2020 and over 185,000 people have lost their lives.

On 21 February 2022 the government published the COVID-19 response: Living with COVID-19 (GOV.UK) which outlined the removing of legal restrictions while protecting people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and maintaining resilience. It also reflected the improved treatments and availability of effective vaccines.

The Surrey Local Outbreak Management Plan has been updated to reflect how we learn to live safely with COVID-19, as one of many respiratory diseases. The plan includes:

  • The national, legal and local context which we operate within
  • The governance structures where decisions are made
  • The surveillance system that provides COVID-19 data to help inform service needs and support local decision makers
  • Preventing and reducing transmission of COVID-19 through vaccinations, dealing with variants, living with COVID-19 in specific settings, and tackling inequalities
  • Communications and engagement with the public, our communities, partners, and national bodies

As government guidance is updated this plan will be reviewed.

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