Renfrewshire Council

Managers' guide for when a member of the public tests positive for COVID-19

A guide for managers and Heads of Service for when a team member or member of the public tests positive for COVID-19

When a member of the public tests positive for COVID-19

If a member of the public tests positive for COVID-19 you should inform your Head of Service and Director immediately, if that positive result impacts on a council workplace or service.

For example, if a member of the public has tested positive and has been in:

  • close contact with a member of council staff
  • a council building or another council premises, including schools, nurseries or council depots.

Your Head of Service should then send an immediate update to the Council's COVID-19 Case Team for review and support as required. 

The Head of Service or Director should also send an update to the Chief Executive Sandra Black and the other Service Directors as well, for their awareness.

Contact details for the COVID-19 Case Team and senior leaders.

We will not give any information which could identify the person who has tested positive. This is to protect patient confidentiality.

See also: working safely in a facility or depot


When a pupil, a teacher or staff member in a school or nursery tests positive for COVID-19

When someone in a local school tests positive for COVID-19, either a pupil or member of staff, we will 

  • carry out an extensive risk assessment
  • review the close contacts of that pupil or staff member. 

The NHS Test and Protect programme is then mobilised at the school. 

Read more about working safely in schools and nurseries.