Test and Trace

What to do if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus – a new continuous cough OR a high fever OR a loss or change of taste or smell – should self-isolate immediately and not leave home. Other members of your household must also self-isolate.

illustration of key symptoms

You should ask for a test as soon as you have any of these symptoms. You can ask for a test on line https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or call 119 if you have no internet access.

NHS Test and Trace

The NHS Test and Trace service

  • ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus
  • helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus

How NHS Test and Trace will contact you

If you’re identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, NHS Test and Trace will contact you by email, text or phone. Text messages will come from the NHS. Calls will come from 0300 0135000. Children under 18 will be contacted by phone wherever possible and asked for their parent or guardian’s permission to continue the call.

You’ll be asked to sign in to the NHS Test and Trace contact tracing website at https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk. If you cannot use the contact tracing website, they will call you.

Be aware of scams

The NHS Test and Trace service will not:

  • ask for bank details or payments
  • ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
  • ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
  • ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087

To see the Data

read https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/