Test & Trace

The Parish Council has been given the following information about Test and Trace.

The NHS Test and Trace service is launched.

The service is a key part of the Government’s plan to keep the virus under control while carefully and safely lifting the lockdown nationally.

In brief, the new service means that:
If you have symptoms you must self-isolate immediately
You must book a test – if you test positive you will be contacted within 24 hours. Testing has been extended to the under fives
People you have been in close contact with will be traced
They will be instructed to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms or not
If there is a local outbreak, we will work with the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Public Health England to control it

Please go to the Government website for full details:

www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works