Homelessness and rough sleeping accommodation
Click through the section below to learn how to quickly identify and contain potential Covid-19 outbreaks.
This guidance is for managers and providers of homelessness and rough sleeping accommodation, including hostels and hotels as well as some forms of temporary accommodation provided for those who are homeless and vulnerable.
Confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19 among employees, volunteers, or residents must be reported immediately to the following:
- Public Health England Health Protection Team (PHE HPT): 0300 303 8162
- Local COVID-19 Hub: Healthprotection@gloucestershire.gov.uk
They will risk assess the situation, identify close contacts (a 'close contact' is someone who has been close to somebody who has tested positive at any point between 2 days before the person was symptomatic up to 10 days from the onset of symptoms) and arrange testing.
Information that may be requested of you:
- Details of your organisation (name, location, key contact details, number of staff)
- Details of cases (contact details of those affected, number of close contacts, nature of environment, when symptoms started, when they were last present, details of control measures, nature of roles undertaken by those affected, etc.)
Do not worry if you are unable to answer all the questions, the team will help guide you through the process.