Deaths and test results
No more hospital deaths or positive test results in the City again today
The Council has now published a plan which lays out how it will deal with further stages of the pandemic. It will be discussed at a meeting taking place on Thursday and can be read by clicking here
The report provides a useful compendium of information on processes and procedures.
The Council expects to spend £3/4 million on its Coronavirus response in the period up to April 2021.
The Councils main failure during the epidemic has been poor communications. It still fails to recognise the need for regular figures to be published on the success of the “track and trace” process, on which hopes of avoiding a “second wave” now largely rest.
Regular updates should also be provided on the number of infectious cases there currently are in the City, and how many hospital beds are occupied by COVID-19 cases
The Council has been selectively leaking – highly selective – results from its survey of public opinion (styled as a “big conversation”)
It failed to gain public support for some of its transport initiatives pointedly omitting any questions about the controversial decisions from the questionnaire.
There has been no table published tabulating the results. A Council report offers the following summary.
“So far there have been over 500 responses.
The key issues arising from the Covid-19 related health questions are summarised below:
a. 98% confident they know the symptoms (82% extremely or very confident)
b. 98% confident they know what to do if they have symptoms (86% very or extremely confident)
c. 95% confident of social distancing guidance (81% very or extremely)
d. There is less confidence in who and how many to socialise with, rules around returning to work and journeys you should make. We will look at what we can do to address these.
e. There is low confidence others will stick to rules
f. More people understand our advice than the governments
g. Slight challenge re shops and public transport which we can look to address.
h. Lower confidence re how safe York will be when visitors from UK or abroad come. Will need addressing.
i. 95% feel informed of what they can do to stop the spread of the virus (75% extremely or very)”.