Government Test and Trace

Content originally from Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership

The Government has launched its Test and Trace service. Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about recent contact with other people. The Test and Trace service will then offer clear information to affected people to explain what they must do and how to access local support if they need it.

More information about Test and Trace is available from the gov.uk and NHS.uk websites and tests can be requested from the mobile testing units mentioned in the websites linked above or online.

People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus. Members of their household will not have to stay at home unless the person identified becomes symptomatic, at which point they must also self-isolate for 14 days for the same reason.