Published Thursday, 12 November 2020
As we move into the next phase of COVID-19, Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council are continuing to work together to help keep communities safer.
One of the many ways they are doing this as one of the 11 Beacon authorities is to implement local plans to manage COVID-19. This is done through sharing data and intelligence and working together with key partners including the NHS and community leaders to ensure that residents are able to access the information they need to help to stop the spread of the virus and reduce their risk, both when at home and when out in the community.
As part of the work of the Beacon authority, there is a dedicated website which includes all the information about the local outbreak plans, what powers and responsibilities councils have to fight COVID and resources for local communities. Visit the Stay Safe website now.
The Stay Safe website also includes a range of information for business and residents of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. Along with the latest information about COVID-19 cases within the region, testing capacity and health care data and signposting to the NHS Test and Trace service.
Leader of Coventry City Council, Councillor George Duggins said:
“Our microsite has so far been key in keeping residents and businesses informed during the battle of COVID-19.
“We are best-placed to be able to respond to local needs and having the microsite has already helped us to achieve this as well as enable the great work that is already taking place to carry on. Since the start of the pandemic, we have been able to step-up and work with our partners to provide a coordinated response and we will continue to do this using the dedicated microsite as our basis”.
Talking about the site the Leader for Warwickshire County Council, Councillor Izzy Seccombe said:
“The Beacon Stay Safe website hosts a range of information for all our residents and local businesses. The website plays a key role in keeping everyone informed about the latest COVID-19 information and guidance. There is also a suite of materials and resources available for our community partners to share amongst our communities, helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities.
Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, said:
“The Beacon programme is a recognition that to tackle the pandemic it is important to work across administrative boundaries. With our close neighbours we have been able to pool resources, develop new approaches and work together to keep our communities safe. The Beacon Stay Safe website is also keeping partners and residents across the sub-region as well informed as possible with the information we all need to tackle COVID-19.