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30.07.2020

Early Covid-19 Outbreak Action Cards

 
New Action Cards to help quickly identify and report Covid-19 outbreaks in the workplace 

The government has developed a number of ‘action cards’ or quick-reference guides outlining the key steps to help you quickly identify, report and respond to any potential Covid-19 outbreak (one or more confirmed cases reported to you by employees, visitors or NHS Test and Trace) at your business.  

Being involved and taking a proactive approach to report will help to keep your business open whenever possible if there is an outbreak.

The action cards have been developed to cover a range of business and organisations to provide specific advice on what each type of business may face.

The action cards complement existing outbreak control guidance, and signpost to other useful information to help you manage and understand your responsibilities in the event of an outbreak.

View an example action card for places like food and drink establishments, shops, construction

When to use the action cards

If a confirmed case of COVID-19 has occurred in your business or organisation, go to the reporting an outbreak resource site to find the relevant type of organisation and follow the instructions on the action card.  The cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on hand in your business or organisation.  You should also report it to your local authority: 
Report in Staffordshire
Report in Stoke-on-Trent by emailing Tracecovid19@stoke.gov.uk or ring 01782 231222

The guidance working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) has practical steps to take, including how you must carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment for your organisation.

  • Some organisations will need to report an outbreak with just one confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • There is practical guidance to help you prevent a possible outbreak –  working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) has practical steps to take, including how you must carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment for your organisation.
  • Local authorities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are responsible for managing local outbreaks.  Both Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have a plan that focuses on identifying outbreaks, containing the cases and stopping the wider spread of infection. 

 

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