Bristol City Council’s plan aims to prevent local Covid-19 outbreaks and manage the virus, as part of the national Test and Trace programme. The plan can be found at:
The plan describes how individuals, communities, businesses, education and care homes will need to work together to prevent and respond to local incidents and outbreaks.
Christina Gray, Director of Public Health for Bristol, has said:
“We all know the devastating impact lockdown has had on Bristol’s citizens, not just in terms of illness and grief, but also impacts on mental health through isolation, fear, worry and financial concerns. We want to do all we can to prevent a widespread lockdown happening again so we can return to living our lives in the best way possible.
“Covid-19 isn’t going away, and we don’t yet have a cure or vaccination. Therefore this plan outlines not only how we can prevent catching the infection, but also how we will quickly and effectively respond, with our partners, to manage outbreaks and prevent any wider spread. “We will soon share how people can feedback on the plan as we want to make sure we fully understand the communities people live in, and how any prevention methods could impact people. Together we can protect ourselves and the most vulnerable people in our city.”