Coronavirus Testing Project - Test & Trace

Take part in our latest COVID-19 project and share your experiences of coronavirus testing, being asked to self isolate, and more.
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We would like to hear your views on coronavirus testing, the NHS Test and Trace service, being asked to self-isolate*, and about any apps you might be using.

Testing for coronavirus and contact tracing those people who have been in close recent contact with those people who test positive, is one of the best ways to combat the virus and prevent its spread.

Your feedback will help us to better understand what barriers residents of the Wigan Borough may face engaging with coronavirus testing, NHS Test and Trace and being asked to self isolate.

(*you do not leave your home because you have, or might have, coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms)

How does it work?

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, and also includes targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents.
  • 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.

If you develop symptoms, you must continue to follow the rules to self-isolation, with other members of your household and get a test to find out if you have coronavirus.

If you test positive for coronavirus, you must share information promptly about your recent contacts through the NHS Test and Trace service to help alert other people who may need to self-isolate.

If you have had close recent contact with someone who has coronavirus, you must self-isolate if the NHS Test and Trace service advises you to do so.

Take part in our quick and confidential survey

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For more information about the project, or general questions or concerns, please contact Karen Wilson:

01942 834666 

karen.wilson@healthwatchwiganandleigh.co.uk

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