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Source: Aisle of Wight

30 Sep 2020

The Island’s first public meeting of the newly formed Covid-19 Local Outbreak Engagement Board is set for 11.30am on Thursday, 8 October.

The Isle of Wight Council has set up the board to involve its partners and the public in developing the Island’s plans to prevent and manage potential potential local coronavirus outbreaks.

Like all official council meetings under the current safety restrictions, it will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. The agenda is available at https://iow.moderngov.co.uk/ieDocHome.aspx?bcr=1 and the link to observe the meeting will be uploaded to the published agenda 24 hours before the meeting starts.

Board chairman and council leader, Councillor Dave Stewart, said: “Keeping our residents safe is vital to us. We are all working to help prevent the spread of the virus and manage any local outbreaks.

“We want to work closely with our partners and with local residents to support effective local action and to keep everyone informed.

“The Local Outbreak Engagement Board will form an important part of our overall strategy to keep the Island safe.”

The board is a sub-committee of Cabinet and is chaired by the leader of the council to provide political oversight of the local delivery of the Test and Trace Service, to lead the engagement with local communities and to be the public face of the council’s response in the event of any local outbreaks of Covid-19.

Factfile

  • The link to observe the meeting will be uploaded to the published agenda 24 hours before it starts.
  • The board is a sub-committee of Cabinet and is chaired by the leader of the council.

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