Published on 20th August 2020

Action cards for Coronavirus

Quick reference action cards are now available for a variety of public or private businesses or community-based organisations to use in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The cards, developed by Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and Public Health England, with contributions from local authorities and other partners, are available to download and keep-to-hand provide guidance for the beauty, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and tourism sectors, and other workplace organisations and places of worship. Owners and managers will be able to quickly identify, report and respond to one or more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in their business, setting or organisation.

Cllr Andrew McKinlay, member for development and safety said: “These action cards will help businesses and organisations recognise, report and respond to an incident of Covid-19 to help keep Cheltenham safe. I’d urge businesses to download the relevant action card for their sector and to keep it to hand should they have an outbreak.”

Sarah Clark, public and environmental health team leader, continued: “High-quality, timely infection prevention and control advice is critical to help prevent the spread and contain the virus and we’ve been working closely with many businesses across different sectors to offer support and advice to become Covid secure.

“As restrictions have eased and in the event of an outbreak these downloadable action cards will help Cheltenham businesses and organisations quickly identify what they need to do, how to report it and the next steps to take. The cards also include signposting and other useful information should there be confirmed cases of Covid-19.”

The series of 16 cards give clear guidance on how individual settings can help control an outbreak by applying existing guidance on:

• social distancing

• sticking to the risk-assessed safe working advice

• cleaning hands regularly

• disinfecting objects, surfaces and common touch points; and

• groups in the workplace and minimising contacts outside of the household.

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