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This checklist is intended to assist food manufacturing settings in managing an outbreak of COVID-19 infection, thereby ensuring that any outbreak can be dealt with as quickly as possible. 

Checklist should be completed as fully as possible and a copy emailed to your local Health Protection Team and Local Authority contacts.

Version 01 shared by Public Health England. 

Public Health England Information Sheet I: Symptoms. This document explains Covid-19 symptoms and steps that should be taken if workers have those symptoms.

Public Health England Information Sheet C: Why Do I need to stay at home and self isolate? Information sheet to be shared with staff, agency workers, contractors as relevant. 

This checklist is intended to assist food manufacturing settings in preparing for an outbreak of COVID-19 infection, thereby ensuring that any outbreak can be dealt with as quickly as possible, while also making the risk of an outbreak as low as it can be.

The questions are designed as prompts to help you think through the areas of COVID-19 risk, and the various preventative measures. Not all questions will be applicable, and there are several suggested measures which you may not deem appropriate for your setting. There is no requirement for the checklist to be sent to the Health Protection Team or Local Authority, although it may be useful to share in the event of a workplace outbreak.

5th October 2020. Updated guidance for all workplaces involved in the manufacturing, processing, warehousing, picking, packaging, retailing and service of food.

This also includes important information about the risk of community dissemination of coronavirus (COVID-19) from circumstances or activities related to the workplace such as transportation and accommodation arrangements.

This guidance is of general nature and is intended to be compatible with the relevant health and safety legislation, please note that if there appears to be a conflict between this guidance and the relevant health and safety legislation, the latter shall prevail.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-food-businesses/guidance-for-food-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19