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A guide to NHS Test and Trace in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

posted 17 Jun 2020, 13:50 by N Day   [ updated 17 Jun 2020, 13:53 ]
As part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have set up a Health Protection Board, made up of Public Health professionals, specialists from Public Health England, local authority and health representatives and other relevant bodies. The Board is responsible for producing the Local Outbreak Control Plan by the end of June 2020, and has published a PDF document entitled "The Guide to Test and Trace in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough".

Local councils have been asked to share the document widely. Version 1 is appended below, and the latest version can be downloaded at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-test-and-trace.

The document says "The model has two main objectives. 1. To prevent people from getting COVID-19. 2. Where individuals are infected or there are outbreaks in settings, to have a clear and robust response to prevent further transmission to control and contain the virus. We want our residents and settings to be clear about what they need to do, where they can get advice and most importantly what plans are in place to protect us all in whatever situation may arise and wherever we may be." It then goes on to give detailed advice on recognizing the symptoms, what to do if you think you may have COVID-19 or are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, and how to get help and more information. the Document also describes how schools and care homes are protected.