The UK is facing a of national emergency as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Government has instructed people to stay at home to protect our NHS and save lives. Everyone should be social distancing, self-isolating where necessary, and shielding those who have been identified as the most vulnerable. All non-essential businesses should be closed.
Norfolk’s public services are working together to protect the public and minimise the disruption to key services. This effort is coordinated through the Norfolk Resilience Forum.
The Norfolk Resilience Forum is made up of the emergency services, councils, and other key organisations. They make sure Norfolk is prepared for any emergency situation by looking at the risks we face and running regular exercises to help us prepare.
They are now working together to make sure Norfolk’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is coordinated and effective.
The forum has created working groups that meet daily to tackle the biggest challenges we face. This includes making sure we look after our most vulnerable residents, that vital infrastructure is maintained, our key workers have what they need and we are doing everything we can to minimise and delay the spread of the virus.
This is overseen by the Strategic Coordination Group (SCG) which is led by Tom McCabe, Executive Director and Head of Paid Service at Norfolk County Council.
The forum also works closely with central government and the military to support the national fight against coronavirus through dedicated liaison officers.
The membership of the Norfolk Resilience Forum is made up of:
- Local councils - Norfolk County Council and each district council
- Hospitals - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn and James Paget University Hospital
- Emergency services - Norfolk Police, East of England Ambulance and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
- NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) - primary care services including GPs
- Key Norfolk partners
- National organisations
Visit the Norfolk Resilience Forum website for the full membership list.
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable, Suffolk Constabulary.
Simon joined Norfolk Constabulary in June 2017 and usually leads Protective Services and Joint Justice Services for Norfolk and Suffolk. For the last five months he has been the temporary Deputy Chief Constable in Suffolk.
Simon began his policing career with Cambridgeshire Constabulary in April 1996. Simon served in a number of roles across the constabulary before becoming Superintendent in 2005 and Head of Public Protection in 2010. In 2013, Simon was promoted to Chief Superintendent before becoming the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary in September 2015.
Simon is a Strategic and Specialist Firearms Commander, Public Order Gold Commander and is Multi-Agency Gold Incident qualified. He is also a qualified Senior Investigating Officer.
Simon has a degree in Physics, has a Masters in Police Leadership and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge’s M.St programme in Applied Criminology and Police Management.