An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among individuals associated with a specific setting with onset dates within 14 days.

You should call the Health Protection Acute Response Centre (ARC) on 0113 386 0300/ Out of Hours: 0114 304 9843 and email to report an outbreak.

Please also refer to your dedicated webpage for additional details of when and how to notify the our Public Health Team of suspected cases and a laboratory confirmed case if applicable.

Action cards

National action cards have been developed for settings. The action cards were designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in a setting:

  • Workplace
  • Residential
  • Small & Large Gatherings

All of the national action cards can be found on the Public Health England website.