The Government's test and trace programme is part of national plans to dampen down infection spread of Covid-19 as we further reduce lockdown rules. Our role is focused on investigating and resolving complicated local outbreaks. The government has asked councils to develop local political leadership through setting up outbreak management boards with our key local partners. If small outbreaks in communities, schools or even an individual street are identified, the board can take measures to isolate the problem. Instead of national lockdowns, individual isolation and local action will tackle an outbreak.
The plan was originally approved by the Local Outbreak Engagement Board on 1 July 2020. The attached updated version was signed off by the Local Outbreak Engagement Board on 11 November 2020.
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