Ceredigion County Council has a clear vision that every single person, business and service can understand and agree upon for the adjustment phase in order to ensure Ceredigion succeeds in not only reducing predicted deaths through the first peak but more importantly for any future predicted peaks. The County of Ceredigion has successfully flattened the first peak but we do not yet know by how much. However, as a Gold Command we must now turn our attention to medium and long term planning.
The adjustment phase must capture and expand on the excellent working practices from the previous two phases:
- Phase 1- Preparedness – Closing down of all non-essential services
- Phase 2 - Implementation – Delivering services under lockdown conditions
The purpose of the third phase will be to establish medium to long-term strategies that will identify new working practices that can continue through to the end of the COVID-19 outbreak. In establishing new working practices, we will ensure that they comply with the Council’s core vision and values; any amendments should be aligned with the Council’s policies and frameworks which remain in place in order to meet statutory duties.
Phase 3 would provide an adjustment phase from the first two phases to a fourth, recovery phase. To enable this to happen, the adjustment phase must consider three main components that will be critical to dealing with COVID-19 whilst at the same time releasing elements of the lockdown safely and in a controlled and structured manner.
The three elements are:
Containment + Isolation + Eradication
Phase 3 – Roadmap for Ceredigion
As 'lockdown' restrictions are gradually eased and the Welsh Government amends its guidance, the Council is looking at how and when it can recommence its services or how they will be delivered differently.
It is hoped that the business sectors and community groups will also contribute to this roadmap so that there is clarity for all residents of Ceredigion.
The Roadmap will be reviewed every 4 weeks and will subsequently be updated.