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Our Local Outbreak Management Plan (pdf, 2.3 MB) 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 Richmond upon Thames safe.

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

What the Local Outbreak 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:

Being 'COVID-19' ready seminar

On Tuesday 18 August, Shannon Katiyo, Director of Public Health at Richmond Council, alongside Kathryn Williamson (Director of Richmond CVS), hosted a seminar for local voluntary sector organisations and community groups, to find out:

  • How the borough will manage any future outbreaks
  • What local groups and organisations need to do to make sure they a providing services and support that are safe and limit any potential spread of the virus

Over 100 people registered to attend.


A toolkit has been developed for local groups and organisations with an easy read guide to Test and Trace, and handy tools to help them be COVID-19 ready.


Hear from our Director of Public Health – Shannon Katiyo in our Talk Richmond podcast – as he discusses how the borough is preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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:

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

Updated: 30 December 2021

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