Contact tracing is how we identify people who come into contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus and may be at risk themselves. These ‘contacts’ can then be given advice to reduce spread to other people as much as possible.
Contact tracing identifies people in the community who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. They may be at risk of getting coronavirus. A contact tracer will give them advice to reduce the spread of the virus to other people
- What is contact tracing?
- How does contact tracing work?
- Who are the Contact Tracers?
- How will the Contact Tracers know my contact details?
- What should I do if a contact tracer contacts me?
- What questions will Contact Tracers ask if I have had a positive test result?
- Will the Contact Tracer tell my contacts that it is me who has Coronavirus?
- How will Contact Tracers contact people?
- Do I need to self-isolate even if I don’t have symptoms?
- A Contact Tracer has told me to self-isolate, does my household need to self-isolate?
- Will everyone I have come into contact have to self-isolate?
- What if I don’t know people I have come into contact with?
- I broke lockdown restrictions and met up with a group of people, will you fine us for this if I tell you?
- If I self-isolate once, does that mean that I won’t have to do it again?
- Will my personal data be securely stored and kept confidential?
- What about the contact tracing app?
- How do I book a test?
- What if I become symptomatic after speaking to a Contact Tracer?
- If I think have symptoms and are tested but that test comes back negative do I still need to isolate for 14 days because of my contact with the original positive case?
- If I am asked to self isolate after contact with a positive case what do I tell my employer, do I get an email/letter as proof and will I get paid?