UK – Northamptonshire major incident at an end


A major incident declared in a county due to the pressure on services caused by Covid-19 has been declared over.

Northamptonshire’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF) said the status had been stood down as staff absences across emergency services and health care systems had decreased.

The LRF said the current situation was “unlikely to deteriorate in the near future”.

The major incident was declared on 7 January in an attempt to plan for sustained pressure on staffing levels in the wake of the Omicron variant.

Anna Earnshaw, West Northamptonshire Council chief executive, said: “I am pleased to say that Northamptonshire’s system leaders have agreed to stand down the system-wide major incident.”