How to use NHS Test and Trace

As lockdown restrictions are eased, one of the most important things we can all do to control the spread of coronavirus is to use the NHS Test and Trace system.

What to do if you have symptoms

  • Self-isolate as soon as your symptoms start
  • Book yourself a test online or call 119
  • Anyone in your household or support bubble must self-isolate too

Read more about how long you should self-isolate.

If you test positive, follow instructions and give as much information as possible about your recent contacts to NHS Test and Trace. If necessary, they will be contacted and told to self-isolate.

If you’re told by NHS Test and Trace that you’ve been in contact with a person who has coronavirus, you must follow their instructions and stay at home for 14 days. You only need to get tested if you develop symptoms. Even if you have a test and it comes back negative, you must complete your 14 day isolation period as you could still get symptoms after being tested.

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