Outbreak control plan

The Outbreak Control Plan sets out ways in which the council, the local NHS and other partners aim to protect the most vulnerable and contain and manage future outbreaks. 

A new local single point of contact now receives notifications of new coronavirus outbreaks, and a bolstered Bury health protection team is in place for the swift management of outbreak situations. 

Key contacts in a range of settings including education, health and care and businesses will ensure that we are best placed to prevent and respond to local outbreaks in all settings. Public health experts will use the latest intelligence such as the number of tests undertaken, the number of new cases, calls to NHS 111 and patient demographics, to act as an early warning system to predict, prevent and manage future outbreaks.

Stay alert to help control the virus

Following the social distancing and hygiene guidelines is the only way to prevent the virus spreading and avert a further lockdown.

Request a test for coronavirus

Tests for coronavirus can be requested at either a local drive-through testing site in Bury or at a regional testing unit.  Tests at the drive-through site in Bury are suitable for people aged over 5 years.  People of any age can be tested at a regional testing unit.