Guidance: Containing and managing local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks

Department Of Health


This document sets out how NHS Test and Trace and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) will work with local authorities, Public Health England (PHE) and the public to contain and manage local COVID-19 outbreaks.

Published 17 July 2020
Last updated 28 August 2020 +show all updates

  1. Added annex 3: information on tiers of national restriction for education and childcare.

  2. Removed reference to the powers Food Safety Act (1990) section 12 and the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2996) [Regulation 8] from annex 2, which can only be used in respect of food safety issues.

  3. First published.

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