Both city and county councils have published their local lockdown plans in the event of further outbreaks.
The plans will enable both councils to swiftly identify, contain and stop any local outbreaks across the LEP area.
They outline how cases will be managed in high-risk places, locations and communities and particularly care homes and schools.
Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said:
As part of our Covid-19 Local Control Plan, we are monitoring cases on a daily basis to ensure we are in a position to mobilise efforts to identify any outbreaks and do everything we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Abi Brown, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council said:
Whilst this plan outlines how Stoke-on-Trent will best respond to outbreaks, prevention of the virus is absolutely vital in making sure the number of new cases continues to decline in the city. We must all play our part in this by continuing to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure we wash our hands regularly, to avoid a second wave of the pandemic. If you develop symptoms of coronavirus make sure you get a test and isolate at home.”
Stoke-on-Trent’s plan can be found here.
Staffordshire’s plan can be found here.