Decision details

Learning to live with Covid-19 and working towards Economic Recovery

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report of the Chief Executive regarding the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and work on economic recovery.


In introduction to the report, an overview of economic recovery and progress on the County Deal was given. It was noted that Covid rates were again increasing nationally and locally, although testing had reduced. Hospitalisations had not yet increased as a result of this increase. Cabinet heard that the vaccination programme had slowed, but a fourth dose was likely to be offered to some groups from April and eligibility to children under 12 would be extended. The use of office space and the relative impact on local economies caused by home working versus the environmental benefits were discussed. It was acknowledged that hybrid working had become normal practice and had many benefits in some circumstances, however face to face working was important to service delivery and overall there had been a definite increase in office use. Cabinet welcomed the focus on making best use of existing facilities and finding opportunities to improve engagement with the public.  


The recommendations in the report were considered and agreed. A decision

record is attached to these minutes.

Publication date: 15/03/2022

Date of decision: 15/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 23/03/2022

Call-in deadline date: 22/03/2022

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