NHS Test and Trace

8th August 2020

Organisations in certain sectors (where on-site service is provided) need to collect details of staff, visitors and clients who go to their premises. The record should be held securely for 21 days and then destroyed.

  • Name, contact number, date and time at the premises should be recorded. If a group is seen then the name and contact number of the lead member is enough. If a client is sees one member of staff then record staff member alongside client.

 

  • Record either on paper or digitally

  • People can opt out and then their details would not be shared with NHS Test and Trace

 

  • Holding record for 21 days allows for 14-day incubation and 7-day for T and T to contact.

  • After 21 days dispose of information.

 

  • GDPR allows you to collect and share with NHS T and T. It is not necessary to obtain consent but you should make it clear as to why the information is being collected and what you do with it. Can display a notice and on website rather than asking each time. Describe in what circumstances it might be accessed.

  • NHS T and T will ask for information only if someone tests positive for Covid-19 and listed TAB premises as a place they visited recently or if the premises becomes a location of an outbreak.

 

  • NHS T and T will call from 03000135000 or from NHS tracing.

 

 

Further information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/

 

 

What constitutes a necessity to self-isolate?

If someone tests positive for Covid-19 they are asked about people they have been in close contact with in the 48 hours before symptoms began to when they tested positive.

  • Being in contact with someone who tests positive for 15 minutes or more at less than 2 metres distance

 

  • Being in contact with someone who tests positive at less than 1 metre

  • Riding in the same car as someone who tests positive.

 

  • Being in the same household as someone who tests positive

 

Self-isolation at home means self-isolating for 14 days from when you had contact with the person who tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Stay at home at all times

 

  • Do not leave the house unless to get medical care

 

  • Keep at least 2 metres from anyone else in the house

 

  • No visitors

 

  • People in the same house do not need to isolate unless you get symptoms

 

  • People in your support bubble do not need to self-isolate unless you get symptoms

 

If you do get symptoms then request a Test.

If negative continue self-isolating up to the 14th day

If positive self-isolate for 10 days

Other people at your home or support bubble have to self-isolate for 14 days from when symptoms started.

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