A Covid-19 test usually involves taking a swab from the inside of the nose and throat with a long cotton swab. The scheme is also open to parents and guardians who have not been asked to self-isolate but need to take time off work to care for a child who is self-isolating through NHS Test and Trace. NHS Test and Trace generally does not consider a person to be a contact if their interaction with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was through a plexiglass screen (or equivalent) – as long as there has been no other contact like those on the list above. If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you will need to self-isolate immediately and request a coronavirus test via the NHS or by calling NHS 119. Employers who participate in the CSD in the workplace program receive training to ensure they are able to conduct daily contact testing safely and effectively. If you take an LFD test and the result is positive, you should immediately isolate yourself to avoid spreading the infection to others. You should arrange for a PCR test. If the result of this PCR test is positive, you should self-isolate and follow the advice for people with COVID-19. If this PCR test result is negative, you can stop self-isolation, but you should continue to do your daily LFD tests. You may need to quarantine yourself if you come to England from abroad. Check the quarantine rules when you enter England on GOV.UK If you have not tested positive but are identified as a close contact, your employer should call the self-isolation service centre on 020 3743 6715 to provide your contact details.
You will then receive your NHS test and trace ID. The NHS Test and Trace service has been set up to test anyone with coronavirus symptoms and, if the test is positive, to contact those who have recently been in close contact with that person, but it is no longer used. If you are identified as someone who has recently had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who lives in the same household as them, and you are not exempt from self-isolation as a contact, we will inform you that you must self-isolate in accordance with medical advice and the law. Self-isolation means staying home and not leaving the house at all times. Updated summary, introduction, who needs to self-isolate, make a plan for your household or family, tips for employers and nursing home/social worker. If you were fully vaccinated by the time you were in close contact with a positive case, you do not need to self-isolate, but you should follow the instructions above for daily testing. If you have or develop symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, you should order a PCR test as soon as possible, even if you have had a positive PCR result in the last 90 days. You should stay home until you receive your test result and follow the instructions for people with symptoms of COVID-19. Added references to local contact tracers with information on how and when they can contact you. A second phone number was added from which contact tracers call people. Currently, there are 2 types of tests available to detect coronavirus.
If one of your employees is informed that they are required by law to self-isolate through the NHS Test and Trace and that they should work in a location other than their place of self-isolation, they are required by law to notify you as soon as possible before starting their next job. Otherwise, the employee may be fined £50. Employees do not have to notify you if they are in contact with a positive case, but are exempt from self-isolation. Employers are not expected to verify whether a person is exempt from self-isolation. Self-isolating employees are entitled to statutory sick pay (PHC) for each day of isolation, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Guidelines have been developed for employees who are unable to work because of self-isolation. If you are identified as a contact of someone outside your household who has tested positive, you must self-isolate for up to 10 full days after contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19. That is, if your last contact with them took place at any time on the 15th of the month, your isolation period will end at 11:59 p.m. on the 25th. Learn about workers` rights if someone needs to self-isolate due to COVID-19 or can`t report to work. Updated to refer to the self-isolation guide on NHS Inform. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should go online to www.nhsinform.scot to book a test.
If you are unable to log in, please call 0800 028 2816. You should immediately isolate yourself at home with other members of your household. They also break the law if you don`t self-isolate when NHS Test and Trace says you have to – for example, if they call you or text you.