COVID Control: Early Outbreak Management

COVID Control: Early Outbreak Management

What to do if you have suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19

Public Health England has produced a series of industry specific action cards outlining instructions for what you should do as a business or organisation should you have any suspected or confirmed cases of the virus.

Please find the relevant action card for your business here.

Keep us informed

As well as the reporting process set out in the action cards you should inform our COVID Single Point of Contact (SPOC) by completing our simple online form here.

This is so that our COVID Control Plan can be correctly implemented and so that we have the latest information about what is happening in the city.

We may need to contact you to confirm further details and we will use the information that you provide to help inform COVID-19 prevention activity and outbreak control.

The details you give will not be published, but may be shared with other organisations, such as Public Health England, to deliver effective COVID-19 controls.


PHE Covid action cards

These quick-reference guides provide key steps to help you quickly identify, report and respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreak.

Each one provides specific advice on the issues organisations in different industries or settings may face.

They complement existing outbreak control guidance, and signpost to other useful information to help business owners and managers fully understand their responsibilities in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19.

Please find the card which is most appropriate for your business.

Airports, sea ports, stations and terminals

Approved premises

Armed forces and defence

Arts, heritage and cultural venues

Business event venues

Campsites and caravan parks

Children's community activities, holiday and after school clubs

Children's homes

Cinemas, theatres, comedy venues, music venues

Construction and other outdoor work

Contact centres, offices and operations rooms

Detention and immigration removal centres

Domestic abuse refuges

Dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers

Early years settings

Entertainment and holiday resorts

Food contract catering

Food delivery, food to go and mobile catering

Food trucks, kiosks, stands and open air markets

Further education

Grassroots sports, gyms and leisure facilities

Hairdressing, barbershops, beauty and nail bars, makeup, tattoo and spray tanning studios

Harbours and marinas

Higher education

Homelessness and rough sleeping accommodation 

Hotels and other guest accommodation

Laboratory and research facilities


Manufacturing of food & other large processing plants

Places of worship

Primary, secondary and special schools, and alternative provision for schools

Residential settings in education

Restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, takeaways

Ships, ferries, aircraft and other vessels

Shops and branches

Spas, sports and massage therapy, well being, holistic locations

Sports grounds

Taxis and private hire vehicles

Tourist attractions

Trains, trams, tubes, buses and coaches

Working in factories, plants, warehouses and waste management and storage sites

Youth detention centres


Is this page useful?
Is this page useful?