Barnsley COVID-19 Outbreak Control Plan updated

Barnsley Council’s Public Health team has made updates to the Barnsley Outbreak Control Plan, which outlines the approach to prevent, detect, respond to and reduce the impact of COVID-19 among the borough’s population.

The plan builds on existing health protection plans and puts in place measures to contain any outbreak and protect the public’s health. 

The Barnsley plan has been refreshed regularly since it was first published in June 2020 to keep it current, despite there having been no formal requirement to update it.

Updates to the latest plan include:

  • The programme of symptomatic testing and support for the national asymptomatic (home) testing offer.
  • The well-established support service providing a comprehensive support offer to the residents of Barnsley who test positive with COVID-19 in helping them to be informed and supported to complete self-isolation will continue. The feedback from people who have been contacted by this service has been very positive.  
  • The council will continue to support NHS partners in promoting the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The aim is to ensure Barnsley has as high an uptake as possible, with a particular focus on maximising uptake in the most vulnerable groups and engaging with communities who may be hesitant to be vaccinated.  

The plan can be found on the council’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage: www.barnsley.gov.uk/coronavirus under the Barnsley coronavirus response and recovery plans dropdown.

It can also be accessed directly at: barnsley.gov.uk/media/18320/barnsley-covid19-outbreak-control-plan.pdf

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