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How NHS Test and Trace works for someone with coronavirus symptoms
Posted on 8 Feb 2021
How NHS Test and Trace works for someone with coronavirus symptoms:
- Isolate🙋♂️: As soon as you experience coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate for at least 7 days. Anyone else in your household should self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.
- Test🦠: You should order a coronavirus test immediately at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119 if you have no internet access.
- Results📲: If your test is positive you must complete the remainder of your 7-day self-isolation. Anyone in your household should also complete self-isolation for 14 days from when you started having symptoms. If your test is negative, you and other household members no longer need to isolate.
- Share contacts💭: If you test positive for coronavirus, the NHS Test and Trace service will send you a text or email alert or call you within 24 hours with instructions of how to share details of people you have been in close, recent contact with and places you have visited. It is important that you respond as soon as possible so that we can give appropriate advice to those who need it. You will be asked to do this online via a secure website or you will be called by one of our NHS contact tracers.