Keep Hampshire Safe - information for businesses

This information aims to support you to respond to a case or outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) linked to your business

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This information includes:

  • What to do if you have a confirmed case(s) or an outbreak
  • How to report an outbreak to your local health protection team
  • Communications toolkit for businesses

See further information about rapid workplace testing.

Guidance for businesses who may employ clinically extremely vulnerable members of staff

Hampshire businesses are being advised that Government has updated its guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable which may impact your employees. While everyone is currently advised to work from home where possible, to reduce the chance of exposure to coronavirus, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not go to the workplace if they live or work in Tier 4 areas - where shielding advice now applies.

What to do if you have a confirmed case(s) or outbreak

Action Cards providing specific COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information for businesses are available below. The Action Cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation.

The Action Cards are provided as an aid and should be read in conjunction with the Keep Hampshire Safe Business Flow Chart. This flowchart aims to help you should you have a case of coronavirus in your business, either amongst your staff or customers/visitors and suppliers.

The flow chart will not cover all scenarios, so please also refer to the Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) detailed guidance.

For multiple cases linked to your business

As indicated in the Keep Hampshire Safe Business Flow Chart, the contact number for Public Health England’s South East Health Protection Team is 03442 253861.

When you contact this number, you will be answered by a recorded message – please listen to all the information which covers available services. Continue to hold, you will be directed to select Option 4 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight and invited to leave a message with your name, business name and contact (including out of hours) details.

All calls to Public Health England’s South East Health Protection Team are prioritised and you will be contacted by the team according to the severity of your situation.

Communications toolkit for businesses and community settings

You will want to manage communications if you have a confirmed case or outbreak linked to your business, whether this is to staff, customers, suppliers, the media or the public. You may have communications support from within your own organisation who will be able to advise you. However, for smaller businesses you may find this communication advice below helpful.