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NHS Test and Trace

Find out how Test and Trace works, what to do if you need to self-isolate and where you can get support if you need it.

NHS Test and Trace:

  • ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of 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 Covid-19 and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus.

Self-isolation is when you stay at home because you have or might have coronavirus (Covid-19). This helps stop the virus spreading to other people. You can find out about when you should self-isolate and how long for on the NHS website.

To find out more about NHS Test and Trace and how it works, go to the website

Islington Council is supporting the NHS system with a Local Test and Trace service.

It’s good to think ahead and put a plan in place for if you need to self-isolate. There is information about support available to you, including Test and Trace payments, on our Need help? page

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