Lancashire Resilience Forum
The Lancashire Resilience Forum is nothing new. It is an established group that works closely during ‘business as usual’ times and then comes together whenever there is an emergency situation in the county – that could be anything from flooding to chemical incidents, severe weather or pandemic flu.
The LRF is currently being chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods of Lancashire Constabulary and co-chaired by Gary Hall who is the Chief Executive of Chorley Council. We have a physical base at Lancashire Police Headquarters which is known as the Strategic Coordinating Centre, however many people are also working remotely.
We are currently working on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure our communities are supported, informed and protected.
We have robust and well-tested plans in place for dealing with emergencies such as pandemic flu and making sure that people get the health and other advice they need.
Representatives from the LRF are meeting (in person or via teleconference) daily and working around the clock to make sure that the county can respond to this pandemic and to ensure people have clear advice and information on how to keep themselves and their communities safe.
The Government states that you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with others
- Keep your distance (at least 2 metres) if you go out
- Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds
- Self isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
For more information, visit gov.uk
We have a number of dedicated sub groups set up which are focusing on our biggest concerns and expected issues:
- Intel and Advice
- Humanitarian Aspects
- Death Management
- Business Continuity
- Warning and Informing
- HR, Recovery, Legal and Finance
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- Follow the new measures and help to reduce Covid
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