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'Test and Trace' is now operational across Hertfordshire

Published on 12 June 2020 09:36 AM

The National NHS 'Test and Trace' programme is now fully operational across Hertfordshire.

If you have suspected COVID-19 symptoms you are eligible to be a part of the new 'Test and Trace' programme. 

If you have suspected COVID-19 symptoms and then have a swab test which shows that you do have coronavirus, you will be contacted by someone from the NHS Test and Trace team. You will be told that you must self-isolate for seven days from the day that your symptoms first started. You will also be asked to supply the details of anyone you have been in close contact with, from the two days before your symptoms started. Those people will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace team and told that they need to self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.

It is very important for your own health and the health of those around you that you self-isolate. This applies even if you feel well and don’t have any symptoms. You could still be a carrier of the virus and the people you meet could get the virus from you and be seriously affected. If you test positive for COVID-19 but haven’t had any symptoms (some people without symptoms are being tested because they work with vulnerable people), you must also self-isolate and follow the instructions from the Test and Trace team. Stopping COVID-19 from spreading is crucial to prevent more lives from being lost.

Find out how to book a test here