Calderdale’s Test & Trace launches Friday 14 August

Because of our high infection rate, Calderdale has been given the opportunity to deliver a local Covid-19 contact tracing service to work hand-in-hand with the national NHS Test and Trace service. This will be launched Friday 14 August, subject to approval at a meeting with Government on that day.

Local contact tracing will work by details of contacts of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, that have not been reached by the national service within 48 hours, being passed to the local public health team. Efforts will then be made to contact them, by text, phone or by knocking on their doors, to give them advice and support to self-isolate. The local service will be delivered by a partnership between Calderdale Council, local NHS organisations, local businesses and local voluntary and community groups, all of whom have in-depth knowledge of local communities, that no national service can ever be expected to have.

You can help us bring our infection rate down by getting simple messages about protecting ourselves and others, out to people; and by letting us know about any intelligence you have about people not adhering to the coronavirus restrictions.

For those if us who have symptoms or have been in contact with someone with the virus
If you get symptoms, stay at home for 10 days, self-isolate and book a test online by visiting the NHS  website, there are different ways you can get a test to suit your circumstances, including walk-up, home delivery and drive in.

If you are contacted by the test and trace service and told you have been in contact with a confirmed covid-19 case, follow the advice you are given. This will be to stay at home for 14 days

If you need support because you have been advised to self-isolate visit Calderdale Council website and click on coronavirus on the front page if you can’t get online call 01422 392890.

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