Coronavirus in Stockport

8. Stockport Coronavirus Outbreak Management Plan


Our local outbreak plan aims to set out the multi-agency operational arrangements for preventing, minimising and responding to outbreaks of coronavirus within the borough of Stockport.


  • to set out the approaches to preventing outbreaks of coronavirus in Stockport
  • to set out the roles and responsibilities of Stockport’s multi-agency response to identifying and managing outbreaks that occur in Stockport
  • to set out our approach about the Greater Manchester arrangements
  • to establish and outline the governance arrangements to oversee the Stockport coronavirus Outbreak Management Plan and the operation thereof

National and Greater Manchester context

The UK Government has set out 4 key areas to the approach in tackling coronavirus:

  1. test
  2. trace
  3. contain
  4. enable

Local planning and response will be crucial to the success of this system, with local government having a pivotal role in identification and management to contain the spread of infection.

Local authorities and systems will be involved in managing complex cases or outbreaks, and in supporting individuals and settings that have been affected by coronavirus. As well as playing its part in the GM contact tracing system, we need a system that can respond to outbreaks and situations without relying on notification from the national or regional network. This will allow a faster response to emerging outbreaks.

Our approach

Our approach is first and foremost, the prevention of outbreaks. Where outbreaks do occur, we'll act swiftly with all available data and intelligence to minimise their impact.

In working to prevent outbreaks in Stockport, a key aspect is our communication work. We must communicate and engage with the public to share an understanding of what works in reducing outbreaks occurring.

Our messaging will focus on:

  • the importance of isolating if unwell and getting a test
  • social distancing
  • hand washing
  • contact tracing and isolation
  • infection prevention and control

All residents are eligible for antigen testing if they have coronavirus symptoms. Anyone who is symptomatic should self-isolate immediately and arrange a test:

A Single Point of Contact (SPOC) has been established to work with the GM Contact Tracing Hub to escalate cases and situations. This will support where outbreaks are identified both by the national Test and Trace system, and our local intelligence working with care homes, schools, early years settings, workplaces and other high risk settings and cohorts.

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Stockport Coronavirus Outbreak Management Plan

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