Managers or the senior in charge should contact their local health protection team as soon as they suspect an outbreak to discuss the situation and agree if any actions are needed. It is useful to have the information listed below available before this discussion as it will help to inform the size and nature of the outbreak:
- Total numbers affected (staff and residents)
- Date(s) when symptoms started
If you suspect cases of infectious illness but are unsure if it is an outbreak, please contact the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Health Protection Team by calling Dudley Council Plus, and inform your local Health Protection Team at Public Health England.