Posted on: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Today, (Tuesday, June 23) Torfaen councillors will receive a report outlining the council’s initial response to the COVID19 outbreak, the council’s role within the Gwent Local Resilience Forum (LRF) and the actions taken by all service areas.
COVID19 is an ongoing global pandemic that it likely to have affected nearly every person, service and business in the world and touched the lives of every resident in Torfaen.
As a consequence, like all other public service organisations the council responded at significant pace to minimise the impact on the most vulnerable people in Torfaen and maintain the delivery of critical frontline services.
The Leader of Torfaen Council, Councillor Hunt said: “Today, we held a digital full council meeting over Microsoft Teams and this report provides just a snapshot of the Council’s response, from the start of lockdown right up to the most recent gradual lifting of restrictions. We know much of this activity will continue to be ongoing and the report also points to our planning for our future recovery and the new working arrangements that will be the new normal for the foreseeable future.
“Today is also National Public Services Day, a day that celebrates the contribution to society by the nation’s army of public service workers, from nurses to teachers, firefighters to administrators, police officers to carers who make a difference to our society, day in, day out. We’ve shared a simple infographic to highlight the positive work and achievements of the council over the past 12 weeks, including the delivery more than 99,000 domiciliary care hours, the collection of on average over 800 tonnes of waste and recycling every week and the equivalent of 4600 days of support provided at childcare hubs. Thank you to all the council staff and volunteers in our communities that have been at the heart of this response.”
To read the full council report please visit http://moderngov.torfaen.gov.uk
Torfaen Council Covid-19 response in number - Infographic