Testing and tracing

The new NHS Test and Trace service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions.

This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within two metres for more than 15 minutes.

People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.

You can find out more about testing across Lancashire on the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System website.

Or you can visit the NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus.

Last updated on 2 July 2020 at 15:05 by communications and engagement manager