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COVID-19 local outbreak prevention and management

Date created: 7/24/2020

COVID-19 Local Outbreak Plan

The current Coronavirus 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 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 Hackney and/or the City of London. 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.

City of London and Hackney Local Outbreak Control Plan PDF (505KB)

Date submitted: 7/05/20

A plan 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 Hackney and/or the City of London

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

(SOPs) are being created by City and Hackney Public Health as part of our COVID-19 local outbreak control plan. Each SOP provides information for prevention, mitigation and control of COVID-19 in various settings listed below.

We explain how the test and trace system works locally in relation to symptomatic individual(s) and to the setting. We also describe how support is activated by Public Health England London Coronavirus Response Cell (PHE LCRC) and City and Hackney Public Health with multi-agency partners.

These SOPs are intended to keep the setting safe and enables key individuals to know what to do in the event of symptomatic cases of COVID-19 in their setting. Information aligns with national guidance, where possible, and includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and flowcharts.

Useful PHE action cards on reporting an early outbreak include information for places of worship, rough sleeper settings and workplaces.

You can request support or raise a query via a centralised email service Testandtrace@hackney.gov.uk, which directs queries to Public Health and relevant teams in the City of London Corporation and Hackney Council. If your query is out of office hours please contact PHE LCRC team on lcrc@phe.gov.uk or 0300 303 0450.

Non-CQC registered care settings Standard Operating Procedure PDF (274KB)

Date submitted: 8/11/20

Non-CQC registered care, accommodation based support settings, day centres and at home (domiciliary) care SOP

Primary care GP settings Standard Operating Procedure PDF (320KB)

Date submitted: 8/11/20

Primary care GP settings SOP

Places of worship Standard Operating Procedure PDF (353KB)

Date submitted: 8/11/20

Places of worship SOP

Schools and education settings Standard Operating Procedure PDF (413KB)

Date submitted: 8/11/20

Schools and education settings SOP

Workplaces Standard Operating Procedure PDF (333KB)

Date submitted: 8/11/20

Workplaces SOP

Take away food premises and mobile catering Standard Operating Procedure PDF (320KB)

Date submitted: 8/11/20

Take away food premises and mobile catering SOP

Transport Hubs Standard Operating Procedure PDF(349KB)

Date submitted: 8/12/20

Transport Hubs Standard Operating Procedure

Rough sleepers Standard Operating Procedures PDF (559KB)

Date submitted: 8/21/20

Libraries Standard Operating Procedure PDF (379KB)

Date submitted: 8/21/20

Libraries Standard Operating Procedure

Education Standard Operating Procedure PDF (710KB)

Date submitted: 8/21/20

Education Standard Operating Procedure

Restaurants Standard Operating Procedures PDF (286KB)

Date submitted: 8/21/20

Restaurants Standard Operating Procedures

Retail Standard Operating Procedures PDF (249KB)

Date submitted: 8/21/20

Retail Standard Operating Procedures

Voluntary and community sector Standard Operating Procedure PDF (395KB)

Date submitted: 8/21/20

Voluntary and community sector Standard Operating Procedure

Smithfield Market Standard Operating Procedure PDF (600KB)

Date submitted: 9/25/20