As we now move into the next phase of the pandemic, and while prevalence of COVID-19 is relatively low, providers only need to submit confirmed cases of COVID-19 to SPOC in certain circumstances.
Providers no longer need to routinely report cases of COVID-19 to the Local Authority SPOC, except in the following circumstances: -
- Sensitivity or tensions raised by the community, media or that are politically sensitive.
- Business continuity issues related to staffing in Health & Social Care or where the numbers of affected residents and service users creates an operational risk.
If in the above circumstances you need to report confirmed cases of Covid-19 please complete our SPOC form.
CommunityPublic Health Directors respond to removal of Plan B measures
CommunityStatement from Public Health Directors on Plan B measures
CommunityFirst 12-15 walk-in clinic to open in Newcastle