The government has asked councils to produce local outbreak control plans to help monitor the rate of coronavirus in that area and respond quickly to any places where two or more people are confirmed as having coronavirus. This will help to stop the virus from spreading to lots more people. This is important as lockdown restrictions ease and is a key part of trying to return to a more normal way of life.
You can find this plan and an easy-read summary on the Local Outbreak Control Plan Page.
If a member of your staff develops symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss/change to their sense of taste or smell) they must be sent home immediately and should self-isolate whilst they book a test. It’s important that they request a test straight away. They can do this on www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
You should alert the Public Health Team at Portsmouth City Council to any potential cases of coronavirus where staff are going for testing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This puts them in the best position to support you if the person tests positive for coronavirus.
If you have a confirmed case of coronavirus in your business, Public Health England’s Health Protection Team will also need to be notified by calling 0344 225 3861. You will be supported to follow all necessary procedures to ensure the safety of your staff and any customers or visitors.