NHS Test and Trace service

Last week we saw the launch of the NHS Test and Trace service, the next phase in Government efforts to contain the virus.

This means people who are known to have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, will be contacted and instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they have any symptoms.  It’s vital that we follow any instructions from the service, so if you are contacted please do as they ask.  This is about protecting yourself, your family, and the wider community – and avoiding a second peak and further lock-down restrictions.

As a county council with responsibilities for public health locally, we will also be taking a lead role in managing any outbreaks in the county such as in care homes, schools or businesses.

There are no doubt still difficult times ahead as we balance easing “lock-down” with trying to contain the virus, but as always, if we pull together we will get through this.

Please keep yourself up to date with the latest Coronavirus advice here.

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