Test and trace system to launch this week after 25,000 contact tracers recruited

Test and trace system to launch this week after 25,000 contact tracers recruited

5/24/2020 4:37:00 AM

Test and trace system to launch this week after 25,000 contact tracers recruited

The public will be asked to work closely with the newly-recruited contact tracers, who will run a virtual call centre operation.

The NHS coronavirus contact tracing app is being trialled on the Isle of WightThe test and trace system will involve the public being asked to work closely with the newly-recruited contact tracers, who will run a national virtual call centre operation, the government says.

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The contact tracers will request that individuals testing positive for COVID-19 share information about who they have been in recent, prolonged close contact with and who might have been exposed to the virus.This is most likely to be either be members of someone's own household or work colleagues.

By informing those who might have been exposed, contact tracers can ensure they receive advice and guidance to keep them safe and to prevent the virus from spreading further.How the UK will lift lockdown measuresA Number 10 spokesperson said:"A test and trace system allows us to isolate new infections so that we can control the spread of this virus, which will be vital while coronavirus remains present in the UK.

"As we continue on the road to recovery, this will mean that in time lockdown will no longer be necessary for the vast majority of the public and instead it will be possible for there to be a targeted lockdown for a small number of people."For this to be effective, everyone will need to stay alert and play their part to control the virus and save lives.

"By working with our tracers and complying with the rules, the public will avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to their family and loved ones and this new test and trace service will help to control coronavirus." Read more: Sky News »

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