East Riding Outbreak Management Plan

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We’ve worked in partnership with local health organisations and other partners to produce our government-required Outbreak Management Plan.

It provides localised support for the National NHS Test and Trace service and outlines other measures to help keep the public safe.

The plan aims to:

  • prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • quickly control any outbreaks which do occur.
For the plan to succeed, it’s vital that everyone plays their part in preventing any further spreads of the disease.

3 Steps To Safety


Keep your distance – always follow the latest social distance guidance

Wash your hands - thoroughly washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds remains the best personal hygiene precaution


Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms – so you can recognise as soon as possible if you or someone close to you has them:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste


Get tested – If there is any hint of the symptoms in your household, make sure the person with the symptoms is tested ASAP

Stay home – Do the right thing if you and your household need to self-isolate:

  • whether one of you has symptoms and you are waiting for the results
  • whether one of you has tested positive
  • whether one of you has been in contact with someone who has tested positive
  • you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the council

You can request a test at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

Please also follow the latest Government guidance on other safety measures, such as the use of face coverings and exemptions.

Cllr Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “From the very outset of this pandemic we said we were all in this together. “We can get through this but we all need to work together to ensure a COVID-safe East Riding where people can live, work, shop, learn, play, invest and visit with confidence.

“Today, we are asking the public to follow some very simple guidance. Doing so will provide the best possible chance of keeping the East Riding COVID-safe.”

Our Outbreak Management Plan has a role to play in trying to prevent a potential second wave of COVID-19 later in the year, which could coincide with seasonal flu and make dealing with future outbreaks of the coronavirus more difficult.

The plan was taken to the council’s Cabinet meeting on 7 July and the Cabinet established a working group of its members, chaired by the council leader, to act as an East Riding COVID-19 Health Protection Engagement Board.

Read the full news story

East Riding Outbreak Management Plan (PDF)

Humber COVID-19 Prevention and Outbreak Management Framework (PDF)