Managing an outbreak in the workplace

Test and Trace and contacting local health protection teams

The test and trace guidance for businesses has been updated, with a new section related to multiple outbreaks in a workplace.

Under the new guidance, if there is more than one case of COVID-19 associated with a workplace, employers should contact their local health protection team to report the suspected outbreak.

The heath protection team will then:

  • undertake a risk assessment
  • provide public health advice
  • where necessary, establish a multi-agency incident management team to manage the outbreak.

See here for more details.