The Commissioner and Chief Officers to be heard.
The Commissioner and Chief Officers provided an oral update and highlighted the following:
· The CoLP were deeply engaged with enforcement while lockdown restrictions were easing focusing on engagement, educate and enforcement as a last resort. The initial easing of lockdown had little impact on the City of London thus far.
· There was some activity as preparations were made for office space to be reconfigured.
· Traffic levels remained relatively low and two Fixed Penalty Notices had been
· Sickness levels during the COVID-19 pandemic remained low (2%) and the officer who was being treated in hospital for COVID-19 was making a steady recovery.
· Reports of Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour were low and the Aldgate/Middlesex Street Area was being monitored in response to complaints.
· Plans were being considered to make offices suitable for staff to return. Staff were understandably anxious and phased re-occupation would take place whilst taking full advantage of technology for remote working
· Throughout lockdown, uniformed policing level had been maintained but must reintegrate to workplace and take advantage of technology benefits.
· There was increasing demand on PPE supply chains and a supply of face coverings had been secured to minimise transmission of COVID-19 and steps were being taking to maintain an adequate supply of PPE.
· A report was to be considered by the Planning & Transportation Committee later that day regarding proposals to alter the City of London Streetscape to support the COVID-19 recovery and any actions agreed would have an impact on CoLP.
· In respect of the Secure City Programme, Officers were optimistic that any changes would not diminish CCTV or ANPR as additional resources were available as a result of the Pan-London approach. Officers would raise these concerns with TfL and GLA at a meeting the following day.