News: Reporting a Covid-19 Outbreak

Posted on 30th July 2020

Having seen multiple local lockdowns over the country it is important we are prepared in Burgess Hill too.

PHE have prepared downloadable materials to communicate how to handle COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information in different work settings.

This campaign communicates advice on how to respond to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific business or organisation within the community by;

  • Identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 (one or more confirmed case depending on the business or organisation)
  • Reporting the outbreak to your local health protection team
  • Working with your local health protection team to respond

Each situation has an individual Action Card which provides specific COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information for that location. The Action Cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation.

In accordance with the Government’s July opening guidance, the first batch of Action Cards released cover the following business and local community settings:

  • Workplace
  • Residential
  • Small & Large Gatherings

The Workplace Action Cards cover:

  • Arts, heritage and cultural venues
  • Cinemas, theatres, comedy venues and music venues
  • Construction and outdoor work
  • Dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers
  • Hairdressing, barbershops, beauty and nail bars, makeup, and tattoo and spray tanning studios
  • Manufacturing of food and other large processing plants
  • Restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways
  • Shops and branches

Additional settings will be added in due course. For information and to download the Action Card(s) relevant to your business setting, go to: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/reporting-an-outbreak/resources/

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Nick Broom, Managing Director
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Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex

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