NHS Test and Trace
The Government have announced new guidance which means that those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms.
The new NHS Test and Trace service was launched on 28 May 2020 across England.
The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.
The infographic below shows how the Test and Trace will work and the actions you should take if you have Covid symptoms as well as what to do If you’ve been in contact with someone who tests positive:
The Government have also produced an FAQ document which sets out some of the guidance on how the service will impact individuals, workplaces, households and contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus.
Department of Health and Social Care has also published a range of new guidance on the test and trace service. This includes:
- Guidance for employers, businesses and workers.
- Guidance for people who have been notified by NHS Test and Trace that they are a contact of a person who has had a positive test result for coronavirus.
- An overview of the service, including what happens if someone tests positive for coronavirus or has had close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Do you need help or support?
If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000.
We can help by:
- picking up shopping
- delivering a food parcel to eligible people
- ringing for a friendly chat
- problem solving
See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.
Are you concerned about someone's safety?
If you have a concern about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, do not keep it to yourself. Report your concern on the Safer Bradford website. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.
- For children 01274 435600 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
- For adults 01274 431077 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
- If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999
Don’t think, “What if I’m wrong?”. Think, “What if I’m right!”
Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Avoid public transport if possible
- Local parks and green spaces are available for your daily outdoor exercise
- Always keep your distance in public (at least 2 metres apart)
- Wash your hands regularly
- If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you must all self-isolate
See the latest Government guidance on staying alert and safe.
Stay safe while out for exercise
Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise and observe the 2 metre rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information about where you can walk in the Bradford district, and how to stay safe while you do so, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days