March 2, 2021

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Ceredigion Council publishes covid decisions taken by ‘gold command’

A log of decisions made by Ceredigion County Council’s ‘gold command’ is now available to view online and will be updated when necessary.

Since March and covid-19 lockdown temporary delegated powers have been given to the council’s chief executive and gold command leadership group – made up of senior officers and councillors – to make urgent decisions relating to the authority’s response to the pandemic.

This was reviewed in October and is due for a further review shortly, monitoring officer Elin Prysor told members of the overview and scrutiny coordinating committee on Wednesday (January 20).

The first log of decision made up to September 30 was published on the council’s website at the end of November, including the record of the urgent decisions ‘preparing for covi-19’ and ‘continuing to respond to covid-19’.

Many of the initial decision related to stopping visits to care homes, closing day centres, entertainment sites and leisure centres, as well as work to identify and support vulnerable individuals.

Testing sites, temporary mortuaries and hospitals, town ‘safe zones’ as well as track and trace provision are also included.

The log includes 125 decisions up to September, and a further 28 are recorded from October 1 to November 30, with committees to be updated as a “matter of routine” to ensure transparency, members were told.

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