Wandworth’s Local Outbreak Management Plan

Our Local Outbreak Management Plan explains how we will support all of our residents, communities and businesses to understand and follow public health advice to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus. This includes advice to have a test if you develop symptoms and if you test positive for COVID-19, to help trace people who you have been in contact with via NHS Test and Trace so that they can then self-isolate and help prevent further spread of infection.

The plan also explains our role in working with local and national partners to investigate, manage and control local outbreaks to keep Wandsworth safe. Public Health England Action Cards have been designed for specific situations where an outbreak could occur. The Action Cards are designed to be downloaded or printed and used as quick reference guides.

We also publish the number of cases of coronavirus in the borough each week.


  1. Purpose and Objectives
    1. Objectives
    2. The Legal Context
    3. Recent Updates to Our Local Plan
  2. Addressing Inequalities
  3. Ongoing Role of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
  4. Management of Variants Of Concern (VOCs)
  5. Testing
  6. Wastewater Surveillance
  7. Local Case Tracing and Enhanced Contact Tracing (ECT)
  8. Enduring Transmission
  9. Approach to Compliance and Enforcement
  10. London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC) / Local Authority Roles and Responsibilities
  11. Local, Regional and National Roles
  12. Cross Border Partnership Working
  13. Vaccination Programme
  14. Communications Plan
  15. The Council's Recovery Plan
  16. Governance

What the Local Outbreak Management Plan means for us

To help local groups and voluntary sector organisations ensure they are COVID-19 ready, when they reopen, we have prepared a number of additional tools:

Easy read tools

We all need to make sure that we are doing what we can to minimise the risks of COVID-19. We have created a number of easy read tools to help you understand what you need to do to make sure you are ready for COVID-19.

View our easy read documents:

Local organisations and groups are required to carry out risk assessments to make sure that they are 'COVID ready'. This can be quite daunting. So we have create and action plan to get you started.

There are also a number of helpful risk assessments online:

Social Media graphics

Download our social media graphics to use on your own accounts or website: