The NHS Test and Trace Service is now available to anyone who displays symptoms of Covid 19. Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
The NHS Test and Trace website contains further information about symptoms, what to do and how to isolate.
Please remember, the NHS Test and Trace service will not:
- ask for bank details or payments
- ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
- ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
- ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087
Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Beacon
Together Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council alongside the West Midlands Combined Authority were selected to take part in the early roll out of the Government’s new Test and Trace Programme. Our sub-regional Beacon programme is one of 11 across the country aiming to accelerate the development of their Outbreak Control Plans.
The Plans set out how we will work with Public Health England (West Midlands) and the NHS as well as ensuring that our local systems are geared up to contain the virus should an outbreak occur. The Beacons will share their best practice and lessons learned so that other local authorities can benefit when bringing online their own plans.