Controlling the outbreak of COVID-19
In County Durham we have a local outbreak control plan in place to help control an outbreak of COVID-19 and keep people safe.
If you, or someone in your household, feels unwell with any Coronavirus symptoms, you must follow government guidance to stay at home and arrange to have a test. See NHS Test and Trace.
We are working closely with our partners, such as Public Health England and their North East Health Protection Team to prepare for any complex cases of Covid-19 infections and outbreaks that occur in our area.
Ourwas endorsed by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 14 July 2020. We will continue to update it as we learn from any outbreaks and we will adjust our outbreak response accordingly.
If you would like to feedback on the plan, contact us with your comments and suggestions.
Covid-19 data is also available on our Public health - data and insight page.
To help support community, faith and business leaders, we have developed a toolkit to assist with preventing and managing local outbreaks of Covid-19. There are links below to resources referenced in the toolkit:
If you require a copy of the toolkit, please contact us.
Please note that these resources are intended for print use only.