At the request of government all local councils are required to create a plan to explain how local areas will prevent and respond to a localised outbreak of coronavirus.
This local plan sets out how we will work in Rochdale borough, with part of our local response being delivered through a Greater Manchester 'Hub' which allows us to tap into existing and new shared resources.
This Outbreak Control Plan has been developed by Public Health experts within Rochdale on behalf of all local partners to respond specifically to SARS-CoV-2 virus. It should be considered alongside the broader Rochdale Outbreak Control Plan (2019) which it supports rather than replaces.
The plan sets out our approach to Outbreak Control for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) and subsequent COVID-19 disease. It supports the work of local agencies, its purpose being to maximise our efforts to control the spread of the virus, and to reduce the consequences of infections for individuals, settings and communities.
The plan is a working document and will continue to evolve, be informed by local circumstances, emerging evidence and be supported by multi-agency work.