To facilitate the NHS Test and Trace service, you should encourage workers to heed any notifications to self-isolate and provide support to these individuals when in isolation.
Although this may seem disruptive for businesses, it is less disruptive than an outbreak of Covid-19 in the workplace will be, and far less disruptive than periods in lockdown.
If one or more of your employees/visitors to your site have symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive for Coronavirus you must immediately contact the Suffolk Covid-19 Coordinating Centre by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and report the details.
In the event of an outbreak the Suffolk Public Health Team, with support from Public Health England and Environmental Health staff from East Suffolk Council, will:
You should support workers who need to self-isolate, by paying sick pay or allowing them to use paid leave. You must not ask them to attend the workplace for any reason. Workers will have to isolate because they:
By following instructions to self-isolate, people who have had close recent contact with someone with Coronavirus will be protecting their family, friends, the general population and your business.
Normal cleaning methods will kill Coronavirus. Please refer to the Government's Covid-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance, which describes the cleaning required, the appropriate disposal of materials, the cleaning of equipment and hard surfaces, and the personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be worn.
Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus has been published, as well as measures local health protection teams may advise in order to contain it.
Action cards have been developed to cover a range of businesses and organisations to provide specific advice on the issues each type of organisation may face. The cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on hand in your business or organisation. Action cards by sector: