What do we need to consider in planning for recovery?
In addition to the impacts and the specific actions to address them set out below our future recovery needs to be informed by the threats and opportunities afforded by significant global, national and local risks:
- Environment Change – The Council has declared a climate emergency and aspires to the Island achieving carbon neutral status by 2030. The potential for greater employment in sectors of the economy that help contribute to this goal will be an important part of future economic recovery.
- Brexit – The changed trading environment leaving the EU will create, the preparations for businesses connected with adjusting to this environment in the short term (31/12/20) and the opportunities provided for wider global trading relationships need to be reflected in our recovery planning.
- Covid-19 new outbreaks – the risk of future Covid-19 infection will remain a continued threat to recovery, the introduction of outbreak control measures and the resulting renewed need for support for those affected will impact on progress in achieving recovery. Our knowledge of the effectiveness of measures to reduce transmission, an established Outbreak control plan and Test and Trace arrangements as well as experience of the effectiveness of support those affected during the first wave will help in responding again and helping recovery reset if needed.
- Financial pressures – The ability of all partners to secure effective recovery is reliant on the identification of additional or repurposed resources to address service backlogs, replace lost income and adapt existing services to meet greater demand and wholly new responses. The recovery plan seeks to identify the proposed resources for the actions proposed either from any specific additional national funding opportunities, Covid-19 support funds or the relevant partner core budgets.