Camden publishes Outbreak Plan to support its communities as coronavirus lockdown eases
On Tuesday 30 June, the Council published its plans to prevent local outbreaks of coronavirus by continuing to support all residents, communities and business to understand and follow public health advice.
This includes advice to have a test if you show symptoms and to help trace people who you have been in contact with via NHS Test and Trace so that they can then self-isolate and help prevent further spread of infection.
Councils are at the heart of communities, and we stand ready to ensure that all our residents are safe, protected and supported as we continue to fight Covid-19. Our Local Outbreak Plan sets out how we will work with businesses, schools, stations, community centres and places of worship to control, manage and stop outbreaks of Covid-19 in Camden. Test and trace is about how we can all go about our lives – working, learning, exercising, travelling, visiting family and friends – in a way that keeps us and the people around us safe and healthy.
We know our residents want information on how to keep themselves and their neighbours safe, and how they play their part in stopping further infections. We all have a role in reducing the risk of Covid-19 in our communities, and for some people that might mean self-isolating if they develop symptoms or have contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19. We will be here to support you if you have to self-isolate, and you can contact us if you have questions about how to get support – whether that is food, support for children to learn, additional support for people who are vulnerable, and care if you feel particularly anxious or worried.
Communicating with our residents about how they can access testing, how they can let people and their employers know if they get Covid-19 and how they can safely self-isolate is a central part of our preparation and planning. We will ensure that this information is shared widely, in different languages, and through schools, employers and other community groups so that everyone knows how to stop the spread of the virus and get help if they need it.
Our work will continue to develop, and we are collaborating with other London Boroughs and Government to ensure that we have a system in place that works for Camden and our communities. I want to thank you for all the hard work and commitment you have shown to date, and I know that together we will keep Camden safe.
The Plan will continue to be reviewed and updated as we learn more at a local and national level.