Issue details

Contain Outbreak Management Fund: Contact Tracing 2021-22

The decision concerns the expenditure of up to £1.854 million from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (‘COMF’) on local contact tracing provision and capacity to support outbreak management across the county until the end of March 2022.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/06/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
It is impractical to defer the decision until it can be included in the next Forward Plan as contact tracing is the front line of defence against the spread of Covid-19, and there is still an urgent need to protect the public and to help to prevent further cases of the virus developing

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: 17 Jun 2021 by Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services

Lead director: Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Contact: Colin Cox, Director of Public Health Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RD Email:

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Health Scrutiny Committee