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Outbreak Control Plan for Norfolk

The Outbreak Control Plan for Norfolk sets out our how we are preparing for people, businesses and communities to go about their normal daily lives as safely as possible while the COVID-19 pandemic remains.

Our aims

  • Support people in Norfolk to protect themselves with advice on prevention and testing
  • Take actions to protect others by identifying and suppressing the spread of outbreaks
  • Assure the public that Norfolk is protected through the publication of the Outbreak Control Plan and communication and engagement

How we’ll deliver the aims

  • Watching information and data so we can respond to an outbreak early
  • Providing advice, guidance and support for professionals and the public on COVID-19
  • Acting quickly with Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace, to agree ways of working to contain, suppress and delay the spread of cases
  • Integrating with and supporting the national NHS Test and Trace programme
  • Communicating with local people and organisations to help them keep safe

Outbreak centre

There will be a single Outbreak Centre with a dedicated team for 12 months.

This will:

  • Provide a single point of access
  • Co-ordinate activities between the specialist groups
  • Directly respond to issues and incidents

The aims of the Outbreak Centre will be to:

  • Reduce outbreaks in key community settings
  • Support vulnerable individuals to isolate
  • Co-ordinate access to testing for those that need it
  • Undertake local contact tracing if asked by NHS Test and Trace
  • Monitor the data on the disease distribution
  • Inform local communications activities through information advice and guidance


  • Norfolk COVID-19 Engagement Board with political ownership, public-facing engagement and communication
  • Norfolk COVID-19 Health Protection Board with strategic oversight of COVID-19 infection and plan implementation
  • Norfolk COVID-19 Specialist Advisory Group advising on data, intelligence and evidence
  • Norfolk Outbreak Control Plan Delivery Group with responsibility for programme operational delivery

The downloadable plan outlines the full Outbreak Control Plan for Norfolk.

Download the Outbreak Control Plan

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