New NHS Test and Trace Service is launched

The Government has launched the new NHS Test and Track Service to trace people who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

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New NHS Test and Trace Service is launched

The Government has launched the new NHS Test and Track Service to trace people who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

This service will help to reduce the spread of coronavirus and get life back to normal by identifying and containing the virus, limiting the spread of the infection, and saving lives.

What will happen if you have tested positive for coronavirus?

If you have tested positive for coronavirus, you will be contacted within 24 hours by the NHS Test and Trace service either by text, an email alert or a call. You will be asked to share information about people who you have recently come into contact with, such as those you live with and anyone who has been within 2 metres of you for more than 15 minutes.

You will need to share information about these people and any places you have visited through a secure website or over the phone with an NHS contact tracer. Once you have done this, everyone you have identified will be alerted by text or email.

What do I need to do if I am contacted by the NHS Track and Trace Service?

If you are contacted by the NHS Track and Trace Service, you will need to log onto the NHS Test and Trace website to find out what you need to do next. If you don’t have access to the internet, a trained call handler will contact you and go through what you need to do.

Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website:

NHS Test & Trace: How it works

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