A guide to Test and Trace

Supporting those who may need help

For those who have to self-isolate and do not have local support networks in place, we will provide support and signposting to established local and national systems and support networks including the Southend Coronavirus Action line and support, and Good Neighbours scheme.

Governance and Delivery

To support the delivery of contact tracing in Southend-on-Sea, two new Boards have been formed:

  • Southend Health Protection Board - Responsible for the development and implementation of local outbreak control plans. Led by the Director of Public Health and Chief Executive 
  • Outbreak Control Oversight and Engagement Board- Provide political ownership and public-facing engagement and communication for outbreak response 

The board need to share information between themselves to manage the impact of further outbreaks of COVID-19. The boards will also monitor our proactive work, ensure the effective use of data and provide quality assurance. The Southend Health Protection Board will also work with the Essex Resilience Forum to support good co-ordination and directly link with central Government. 

These two boards will be subgroups of the local Health and Wellbeing Board.

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