COVID-19 Case and Outbreak Management

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2020 9:19am

Planning and preparation

Planning and preparation is key to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When a case or outbreak of COVID-19 is identified in a setting (e.g. a workplace), Public Health Services work closely with the business or organisation responsible for that setting to stop the virus from spreading.

There are a range of ways that Public Health Services help to manage cases or outbreaks of COVID-19 including interviewing infected persons, contact tracing, advising about safe management of cases and the activation of business/organisation outbreak management plans.

All businesses and organisation need to be actively prepared for COVID-19 outbreak management. Read more about Public Health’s role and find additional resources such as fact sheets and templates (prepared by Public Health Services) on the Department of Health website.