Important local guidance for reporting cases of Covid-19 – North East Lincolnshire organisations

The documents below are being issued today to businesses in North East Lincolnshire. This reporting guidance is for employers, organisations and workplaces in the charity and social enterprise sector as well as private businesses. The following message from Rob Walsh has also been issued:

The last few months have been tough for all of us in North East Lincolnshire, but particularly difficult for those of you who run businesses, of whatever size, in the area.

As part of the recovery from COVID-19, North East Lincolnshire’s Public Health Team has produced a handy guide, attached, but also available on www.nelincs.gov.uk/business-support to help you mitigate the risks to your business and deal with any problems that arise promptly, and with the minimum amount of disruption to essential business operations.

Importantly, this guide contains information about what to do if you have any suspected or confirmed cases in your workplace and works through various scenarios with handy flow-charts.

I urge you to read this handy guide. If you are a business rate payer in the area, you will also receive one of these through the post in the coming weeks.

The experience of COVID-19 so far in North East Lincolnshire has shown everyone – from members of the public and businesses, to the Council, NHS and care organisations – united in a common purpose. But it’s vital we continue to stick together to maintain our area’s very low infection rates as other towns and cities begin to struggle with the virus again.

You will no doubt be aware of the inherent Covid-19 transmission risks in all workplaces as a result of increasing contact and social interaction between colleagues, visitors, customers or from other sites in the supply chain.

We want to work with you to have an early identification and response process in place to aid the gathering of local intelligence on the virus and to reduce the likelihood or impact of potential local outbreaks or clusters. This is very important in protecting your business, workforce and the wider community.

Kind Regards

Rob Walsh

Chief Executive

North East Lincolnshire Council and NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group