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Date updated: 10/22/2021

City and Hackney Covid-19 local outbreak management plan

The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has underscored the importance of working together, in partnership, to respond to outbreaks of infectious disease. In particular, it has highlighted the importance of having a clear plan and of everyone being aware of each other’s roles and responsibilities in the event of a pandemic.

This COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan (formally our local outbreak control plan) has been written to ensure clarity on operational roles and responsibilities for each responding service and organisation, in response to local clusters, outbreaks or cases in high risk areas, communities or settings within the City of London and/or Hackney. This local plan supports and is supported by national and regional plans and national guidance. In developing this plan, we have drawn on learning from elsewhere, both nationally and internationally, as well as the specific work of the London-wide Chief Executives Group.

Guidance for organisations and businesses

This guidance is created by City and Hackney Public Health as part of our COVID-19 local outbreak control plan. It provides information for prevention, mitigation and control of COVID-19 in various settings listed below. 

It’s intended to keep the setting safe and supports organisational leads for COVID-19 in their processes to help stop the spread of the virus within their organisation, as well as to assist them in reporting positive cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 among their workforce.

Standard operating procedures for organisations and businesses in Hackney and the City of London

Settings guidance for organisations and businesses from 19 July

Local settings advice for COVID-19 is being refreshed to reflect the changes in the national guidance from Step 4 of the COVID-19 Roadmap, which is effective from 19 July. As the updated settings guidance is available, it will be published below and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

You may also be interested in the FAQs for businesses document below 

For local information and support on vaccination, testing and self-isolation, visit the City Corporation's COVID-19 webpages.

Reporting positive COVID-19 case(s) within your workplace: Please get in touch via our local mailbox. This mailbox is monitored by the City of London and Hackney Public Health team during office hours. For urgent support outside of office hours, please contact PHE’s London Coronavirus Response Cell (PHE LCRC) or call 0300 303 0450

Please note that guidance is accurate at the time of publication and should be used alongside national guidance on GOV.UK.


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