Tower Hamlets publishes local coronavirus outbreak control plan

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Today Tower Hamlets Council has published its local outbreak control plan, Keep Tower Hamlets Safe.

The plan sets out how we will work with partners, including Public Health England, to prevent and manage coronavirus outbreaks that may occur in the borough. It also looks at how outbreaks will be managed in some of our high-risk settings including care homes, schools, workplaces and faith settings.

Effective testing and contact tracing will be critical to preventing and managing local outbreaks, so the plan also looks at how we are supporting our residents to get tested through the NHS Test and Trace programme.

Some of our more vulnerable and at-risk residents will continue to need support if self-isolating as a result of a local outbreak, so engagement with these groups is vital.

As lockdown restrictions start to lift, it is important that residents continue to follow government advice including keeping a safe distance from other people, practicing good hygiene and self-isolating if experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.   

Symptoms include a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste. People with these symptoms must stay at home and arrange a test immediately.

Tests can be arranged through NHS Test and Trace, by calling 119 or booking online.

Posted on Wednesday 1st July 2020