Every Local Authority has an ongoing statutory responsibility to have a plan in place to respond to emergencies as part of our existing duty to safeguard and protect the health of our local population.

The Covid-19 Outbreak Control plan sets out our collective commitment to preparedness, outlining how we will work together to prevent, contain and manage outbreaks through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The aim of the Wolverhampton Outbreak Control Plan is to:

  • Reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection and save lives
  • Help as many people as possible return to normal life, in a way that is safe, protects our health and care systems and supports our economy to recover.

Wolverhampton first published its Outbreak Control Plan in June 2020. Following the publication of the Government’s Roadmap on 22 February 2021, a refresh of the Department of Health and Social Care ‘Contain Framework’ and an increasing focus on Variants of Concern, we have updated our Plan to reflect the latest changes

Our refreshed Covid-19 Outbreak Control Plan sets out how, together, we will continue to protect and support our city, further informed by the learning we have gained over the last nine months. It provides an update on progress achieved during this period, reflects recent changes to national guidance and looks forward to how we collectively ‘relight’ our city, in partnership with local people and communities.

The June 2020, March 2021 and refreshed December 2021 version accompany each other and are all available to read by clicking on the links in the download section.