Forward plan

Urgent Notice - Access to Emergency Pan-London Mortuary Capacity due to Covid-19(Emergency decision)  (01/10/2020 to 31/01/2021)

Plan description

This is an urgency notice for an emergency decision to be taken by the Chief Executive, acting under emergency delegated powers within the constitution.

Plan items
No. Item


Access to Emergency Pan-London Mortuary Capacity due to Covid-19

Decision maker:  Chief Executive

Decision:   3 Sep 2020

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/09/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision is taken in light of the potential for a Covid-19 second wave outbreak, the severity and impact of which is unknown but which must be accounted for now, specifically in order for Brent to secure emergency access to new regional mortuary capacity by a deadline of 4 September.
Access to this emergency mortuary capacity requires agreement and payment to the regional coordination by 4 September.
In light of the potential for a recurrence of the pandemic, mortuary capacity may become very limited very quickly. Any delay would impede the council’s emergency response to such an outbreak and prevent access to mortuary capacity at a critical time.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -