On Monday 12 October at 10:37, the Church of England issued two updated FAQs on local outbreaks of coronavirus:
- Advice on NHS Test and Trace in the What to do in the even of a local outbreak section
- What are the first steps in the event of a local outbreak? in the What to do in the even of a local outbreak section.
These are reproduced below, and will also be included in our other legislative updates.
What to do in the event of a local outbreak:
ADVICE ON NHS TEST AND TRACE
It is strongly recommended that churches register for the NHS test and trace app and encourage all who enter the building to check in. Where this is not possible, a local system may be used. Guidance for churches including using the NHS test and trace app and other methods of collecting data may be found in our guidance document.
WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS IN THE EVENT OF A LOCAL OUTBREAK?
If you are informed either by someone who has been present in the church building or by NHS test and trace that someone has tested positive for Covid-19 then NHS test and trace, working with public health officials, will advise on a course of action.
Please see the Government’s action card on first steps for places of worship.
Contact details for your local health protection team can be found here.