Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee received the report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection on the Port Health's Role and Responsibilities in Relation to Infectious Disease Control. The Committee was informed that the City of London had kept in frequent contact with the Public Health England with regards to medical advice. The Committee was further advised that the City of London as Port Health Authority has the necessary powers in this area.
The Committee was further advised that people are taking the Public Notices which are issued by the City more seriously and the City is undertaking necessary protocols. Members were assured that the City is fully resourced at present to deal with any concerns.
Members were further advised that the Port Health Office in Denton had at one time served as a quarantine station in order to restrict the movement of people and goods to prevent the spread of cholera.
RESOLVED – That the Committee noted the report.