Local Outbreak Control Plan

Local Outbreak Control Plan [PDF document]

Public Health officials in Darlington have developed a plan for any local outbreaks of Covid-19 in the borough. The council is focused on restoring services and supporting the community in recovery. The plan is an essential part of that recovery. The plan covers a variety of different settings, and measures to prevent and reduce the spread of Covid-19 in Darlington.

The local outbreak control plan is linked closely to the NHS Test and Trace service. It outlines how the council and partners will work together to prevent and control Covid-19 at a population level and in complex settings and communities. The seven key areas of the plan are:

  • Care homes and schools - with the current sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in Darlington and in line with national guidance, we have written to care providers recommending that from Monday 15 September all non-essential visiting into care homes stops. Care homes have been informed and will contact residents’ families to advise them about new arrangements, including how to keep in touch with each other. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update the guidance accordingly
  • High risk places, locations and communities
  • Workplaces
  • Local testing capacity
  • Contact tracing in complex settings
  • Data integration
  • Vulnerable people