This form is to be completed when your facility has a suspected gastro or respiratory (including COVID-19, RSV and Influenza, ILI) outbreak amongst your residents or staff.
Note: It is NOT required for any ill residents or staff in independent facilities.
If you have any questions please email HealthProtection@huttvalleydhb.org.nz.
Please include the name and contact number of the person notifying but do NOT include any personal health information about ill residents or staff.
This form is to be completed when your facility has an outbreak, as defined below.
If you are concerned the outbreak is getting out of control or you have questions and want public health advice please phone 04 570 9002 and ask to speak to the on-call Health Protection Officer.
A respiratory outbreak including COVID-19 is defined as
- 3 cases (staff or resident) in 48 hours
- or 4 cases (staff or resident) in 7 days
- 2 or more cases of acute gastroenteritis in 48 hours
- 2 or more cases linked to common source/common event