The first edition of a new plan designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Milton Keynes was published today by the Council.
MK’s epidemic control plan defines some areas of the MK Council of priority attention to prevent epidemics and the steps that local people and organizations should take in the event of an epidemic. Everyone has a role to play in helping to control the virus.
The plan is led by the Milton Keynes Council in partnership with Public Health England, and eighteen local organizations have provided feedback to help inform it. Designed to evolve, the plan will be updated regularly as new knowledge about the virus and its management is known.
Next to it, a new epidemic prevention group was formed consisting of representatives of all “category one” rescuers in Milton Keynes – council, emergency services and health agencies.
All areas of the council in England have been asked to draw up an epidemic plan by the end of June. Milton Keynes was also awarded a £ 1 million share of £ 300 million in government funding to support the plan and manage outbreaks.
Ever since blocking measures began to decline, Milton Keynes has had an outbreak in a nursery where 23 adults and children have been confirmed with COVID-19. All public health measures were followed, including offering tests to all children, staff and families as a precaution.
For each outbreak, the Milton Keynes Council and the local public health team will work together with the local teams from Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.
Council leader Cllr Pete Marland explained: “We have solid local agreements to deal with new cases and outbreaks in Milton Keynes. Our goal is to identify and manage epidemics quickly, working with partners and communities to get rid of the virus. in MK. “
“Of course, prevention is the best method and we ask people to continue following the sensible measures we have promoted: staying away, washing hands regularly, isolating and undergoing testing if you have symptoms.”
He concluded: “If you look at what’s going on in Leicester, it shows how fast Covid-19 can catch on. The blocking measures are loosening but it’s not the time to be complacent.”
Milton Keynes Health and Wellness Council, which meets in public, will be invited to formally sign the plan when it meets in July and will oversee its ongoing delivery.