Welcome to the Director of Public Health’s Annual Report for 2020/2021 . This year has  been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to present us with many challenges both in the services we, and others, provide and on our everyday lives.

We have worked closely with our local NHS partners, Public Health England, care services, universities, schools and businesses across Coventry to minimise the impact and harm of COVID-19 and coordinate the response across the city, with a focus on how we can protect and maintain critical services to support residents and reduce the burden on those most vulnerable and under-represented. 

During these unprecedented times, it has been vital that we have listened and engaged with our communities to build trust and support.  This report aims to set out our approach and learning from the COVID-19 response over the last year and demonstrate the benefit of building strong relationships.

I would like to thank everyone who has put this report together and who has worked so hard this year. Finally, I want to thank community members for their continuous effort, supporting each other and for playing their part in reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in Coventry.

Cllr Kamran Caan
Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport