District businesses to help national Test and Trace operation.

Friday, June 26, 2020
Rochford District Council’s Environmental Health Team are taking part in the national COVID-19 Test and Trace Response scheme to help the district's businesses report cases of the virus.
Working in partnership with Essex County Council and Public Health England, the scheme is due to be launched on Monday 29 June 2020.
From that date, if there is a single confirmed case of COVID-19 (i.e. a positive test result) associated with a workplace, employers should contact their local Health Protection Team (HPT).
The local HPT which all businesses within the Rochford district will report to is the PHE East of England Health Protection Team:
For general notification:  EOE.CRC@phe.gov.uk
To report any personal information, i.e. name, address: phe.eoehpt@nhs.net 
Phone: 0300 3038537 and follow instructions
If you cannot contact the HPT please contact the Council’s Environmental Health Team on 01702 318059. This contact number is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Community, Cllr Mike Webb said: “We all need to play our part so that the Test and Trace system is effective and saves lives. This is why we are working in partnership at a local and national level, so that we can respond quickly to the needs of the Rochford district.”
Please note that although all council staff are still working, the Council offices are currently closed to the public, so please do not attempt to travel to the offices.  
If you have any queries or questions please visit our website or contact the Council’s Environmental Health Team on environmentalhealth@rochford.gov.uk  and we will respond as soon as possible. 
If you wish to make a complaint about a business in relation to COVID 19 such as hygiene, social distancing concerns or any other health and safety concerns about a business, please use this online form.