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Scrutiny committee to consider pandemic response

18 May 2020

Norfolk County Council’s scrutiny committee is to discuss the authority’s response to the Covid 19 pandemic, at its first virtual, online meeting.

The committee will receive presentations from director of public health Dr Louise Smith and the county council’s head of paid service, Tom McCabe.

Councillor Steve Morphew, chair of the scrutiny committee, said: ‘The amazing work done by so many to protect us deserves all the praise we can give. Now we owe it to those heroes to make sure we learn the lessons, embed the good practice and great ideas, and also fill the gaps and speed up our capacity to respond to future emergencies.

“There is a real risk of more spikes so I want to prioritise those things that could make a difference - helping prevent a second spike and reducing the impact if it comes. We have seen enough loss, suffering and damage already and we’re not out of it yet.

“The good that has come from this crisis is the way we have looked out for each other. Now we need to work together quickly to look at where things were done well and could have been done better.”

 View the committee’s reports and a link to access the meeting, live from 10am on Wednesday, 27 May.

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