How it works –
- ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, and also includes targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents
- helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus
The government are introducing this service to help return life more to normal, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care. The service will allow the government to trace the spread of the virus and isolate new infections and play a vital role in giving them an early warning if the virus is increasing again, locally or nationally.
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