3. Devon is prepared in the event of local outbreaks
Devon's Director of Public Health, Dr Virginia Pearson, says the county is ‘in a good position’ if a local outbreak occurs, following sustained low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and steady flow of quality data.
The Local Outbreak Management plan is a blueprint which details how any future outbreaks of the virus in Devon would be managed and how its transmission would be contained.
Dr Pearson chairs the COVID-19 Health Protection Board, a committee of specialists who can coordinate a swift response to an outbreak of the virus.