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Reporting an Outbreak

Reporting an Outbreak


The resources available on the CRC are for outbreak management support. If you need guidance on the National Lockdown, business closures or what you can and cannot do, visit the National lockdown: Stay at Home guidance page.

Please note these assets are cleared for use in England only.

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 (see individual business Action Cards for further guidance)
  • Reporting the outbreak to your local health protection team (for Education settings this may include notification to Ofsted or the School’s Advice Line)
  • 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 were designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation. You should follow your local restrictions in accordance with Government guidelines, there are 4 tiers. There are different rules depending on what tier an area is in.

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

  • Commercial workplace
  • Consumer workplace
  • Education
  • Food & drink
  • Industrial workplace
  • Institutions
  • Residential
  • Small & large gatherings
  • Travel

Additional settings will be added in due course.

Click on ‘Resources’ to find and download your relevant Action Card.

For any queries regarding these resources please contact: