Test, Trace and Protect (TTP)
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To present the proposed regional employment model for the Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) Programme for adoption.
Councillor Roberts introduced the report which recommended that the region moved to an employment model, to be fully funded by Welsh Government (WG), with Flintshire acting as the single employer for the six local authorities. The Health Board would act as the employer for the regional specialist team.
He thanked the Chief Executive for all of the work he and his team had undertaken to progress the Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) Programme. This was concurred by all Cabinet Members, particularly for the success in gaining the funding for the Programme.
As Chair of Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee Councillor Carver made the following observations:
“I am satisfied with the report and concur with the Recommendations”.
(a) That full participation in a regional Test, Trace and Protect Programme be supported, and that the hybrid operating model of employment to a medium-scale of capacity, supplemented by a reserve or ‘bank’ of local authority employees, be adopted;
(b) That the proposal that Flintshire County Council acts as the employer for the regional programme on behalf of the six local authorities be approved;
(c) That it be noted that the five partner local authorities have given Flintshire as the employer a letter of commitment in advance of a full Inter Authority Agreement and prior to the commitment of resources;
(d) That the Chief Executive be authorised to enter the Council into a formal and binding Inter Authority Agreement with Ynys Mon, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire and Wrexham councils;
(e) That the Chief Executive be given delegated authority to enter into a contractual commitments for the employment of programme workers, and the commitment of support services, now that confirmation of the allocation of a sufficient budget has been received from Welsh Government; and
(f) That quarterly reports be submitted to Cabinet on the progress and performance of the programme.
Report author: Colin Everett
Publication date: 15/07/2020
Date of decision: 14/07/2020
Decided at meeting: 14/07/2020 - Cabinet