Bromley launches Covid-19 Outbreak Control Plan

Published Monday, 27 July 2020

Stay Safe. Follow the coronavirus guidance and contact NHS Test and Trace if you develop symptoms

Bromley Public Health has published a Local Covid-19 Outbreak Control Planwhich sets out how the council will work with government, Public Health England and partners such as NHS, Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, businesses and community leaders to help mitigate the risks of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the borough. 

Dr Nada Lemic, Director of Public Health for Bromley said: “As we move closer to some sort of normality and our high streets welcome us back again, it is important we continue with the Covid-19 advice that is still in place. By social distancing, practising good hygiene and following the guidance on face coverings, we can all play our part in curbing the further spread of this virus, which at present, appears to spread very easily.

“If you develop symptoms – high temperature, dry cough, loss of taste or smell - stay at home and call NHS Test and Trace. You can get a test either locally or sent to your home and know within a day if you have Covid-19. If you do, it is important you ‘self-isolate’ for 14 days.

“Let NHS Test and Trace know with whom you have been in recent, close contact so they can be contacted. NHS Test and Trace will advise how they protect themselves and their contacts from catching the virus. 'Close contact' means if you have been within two metres of someone for more than 15 minutes or have been in face-to-face contact with someone less than one metre away. Together, we can all help to protect each other, stay safe and save lives.”

Residents developing symptoms of Covid-19 can get a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 if they do not have internet access.

Councillor Diane Smith, Executive Member for Adult Care and Health said: “We hope we will not need it, but it makes sense to have a plan in place should we be unfortunate to experience significant increases in cases in the borough.”

“I applaud most residents for the way they have responded so far during the Covid-19 emergency and hope we can all continue to play our part and keep our distance where possible to help prevent new outbreaks of Covid-19. Lives may well depend on it.”

Remember that NHS Test and Trace will never ask for your bank details or payments; details of other accounts; passwords or PIN numbers; and will not ask you to call a premium rate number such as those starting with 09 or 087. 

If you think you are the target of a scam of any sort, contact Bromley Council Trading Standards Rapid Response number: 07903 852090.

Further information  at: www.bromley.gov.uk/covid-19

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