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Contact tracing

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