CAN OUR HEALTH SYSTEM / HOSPITALS COPE UNDER THE NEW FRAMEWORK IF THERE ARE OUTBERAKS?
CPF has been designed to consider health service capacity as part of determining which status an area is set at. Where there is limited capacity in a local hospital, this may result in a more restricted setting until hospital capacity increases again.
There are several health measures in place as we move to the minimisation and protection strategy. These focus on a highly vaccinated population, new testing strategy/surveillance and contact tracing under development. Further guidance on isolation for positive cases, and guidance on ventilation for indoor venues is also under way, as well as work on local public health responses.