We're now in a new phase of our response to the coronavirus pandemic. It's never been so important to identify local outbreaks rapidly and take action to control them and prevent them from spreading.

We have worked with partners to develop Local Outbreak Control Plans. These plans explain how we have put in place measures to identify and contain outbreaks to protect your health. 

Our Outbreak Control Plans are working documents and will be updated regularly to ensure they're up to date. They are focused primarily on controlling outbreaks. However, preventing spread of the virus is still critical to prevent outbreaks in Warrington and to avoid a second wave of the pandemic.

You must continue to follow government guidance on staying at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Please also continue to follow the basics of 'Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air'.

Through our plans, we will ensure:

  • we are proactive in dealing with outbreaks, to prevent them from spreading further
  • we identify outbreaks early on, by responding to alerts about suspected cases
  • we support people and settings by providing practical and up-to-date guidance and support on infection control

Our outbreak control plans

The ten aspects for system prevention and plan for complex settings documents outline our approach to whole-system prevention or, and preparedness for, local COVID-19 outbreaks. They provide overarching support to managing the consequences of outbreaks in complex settings.

For the latest UK Health Security Agency resource pack and minimum data set documents, please email education@warrington.gov.uk