The Chair welcomed members to the meeting.
Apologies were received from Cllr Jim Beall.
There were no declarations of interest.
The Chair paid tribute to Andrew Campbell who had passed away unexpectedly last week. Over the past few months Andrew had been leading the Covid-19 workstream on excess deaths and bereavement services with members of the safer communities team, including speaking at the recent lead members’ meeting, and would undoubtedly have joined the meeting today for the discussion of agenda item 5. The Board agreed to write to Andrew’s family expressing their condolences.