Case and Outbreak Management Plans

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2022 3:55pm

A Case and Outbreak Management Plan outlines your organisation’s roles and responsibilities in preparing for and responding to a case/s and outbreaks of COVID-19 in your workplace or setting.

Before writing your Outbreak Management Plan, read the COVID-19 Case and Outbreak Management Framework for Tasmanian Settings. This will help you understand what may be expected of your organisation. Also consider the needs and perspectives of diverse groups within your setting, including people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or whose preferred language is not English.

Case and Outbreak Management Plan template

The Case and Outbreak Management Plan template is a guide only. Modify it according to the needs and context of your organisation. If you already have a Case and Outbreak Management Plan, use the template to check it is complete and up to date.

If your workplace or setting is small and not high-risk, it may be sufficient to document your planned case and outbreak activities in your COVID-19 Safety Plan, and not to have a separate Case and Outbreak Management Plan. Working through the Case and Outbreak Management Plan template will guide you through determining if you need both plans.

High-risk settings

Being familiar with the Case and Outbreak Management Framework is especially important for high-risk settings where COVID-19 may spread quickly or outbreak management may be complex.

Read more about planning for a high-risk setting.

Accommodation

In industries that provide or support accommodation for their staff (seasonal workers, mine sites) it is important to ensure you have identified suitable premises for workers to isolate or quarantine as part of your Case and Outbreak Management Plan. Shared accommodation is often a source of rapid transmission and can result in many workers being affected.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 should have access to their own room and facilities if accommodated with others. or where multiple cases are identified be able to isolate as a group. Contacts should also be grouped together separate from those who have not been exposed to reduce the risk of transmission. Industries are expected to provide their own appropriate accommodation for cases and contacts.

Resources

Outbreak Management Plan Template for Tasmanian Workplaces and Settings

Case and Outbreak Management Framework for Tasmanian Workplaces and Settings

Checklist: Preparing for COVID-19 case and outbreak management

Checklist: Responding to a COVID-19 case or outbreak

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