Decision details

Darlington Local Outbreak Control Plan: June 2020

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In late May 2020 the Government instructed all local authorities to have local outbreak control plans in place before the end of June. The plan sets out how we will work to prevent cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in Darlington and how we will respond if and when they do. The plan is to be produced, approved and published to a tight timescale.

Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:

No negative service impacts identified. The plan describes actions to prevent and manage outbreaks.
Test and Trace Service Grant allocated to the Council for this work.


To approve the Darlington Local Outbreak Control Plan: June 2020, as a ‘work in progress’, with effect 29 June 2020.

Reason: It is mandated that every Upper Tier Local Authority will publish an approved Local Outbreak Control Plan by the end of June 2020. The timescale has mitigated against wider consultation and debate.

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable.

Publication date: 23/11/2020

Date of decision: 29/06/2020