The new NHS test-and-trace system has been launched throughout England to help the country to get on in a much more normal way.
Covid-19 has attacked worldwide and still thousand people are catching Covid-19. Everyday, there is a new patient of this virus added. Government has done a lot of thing to prevent this virus spread, but the number are lower but still high. The country’s economy becomes a victim. If government still does the lockdown, economy can be collapse and and financial crisis will occur.
The new NHS test-and-trace system
Government decided to release the lockdown, at least the country can get out from economic recession. The scientists warned that virus is likely to life in Britain permanently. That’s why UK government has been looking for a way to release the lockdown and allow the Britons to do activities “normally”, without second wave infection.
England makes the new NHS test-and-trace system to help the country switch from an all-encompassing nationwide lockdown into a more targeted approach, as and when infections flare up and people develop symptoms. The system will be launched throughout England.
Yet, experts warn that this system is not a magic bullet. Baroness Dido Harding, the Conservative peer and NHS director, who is leading the service, said: “NHS test and trace is a service that is designed to enable the vast majority of us to be able to get on with our lives in a much more normal way. But it requires all of us to do our civic duty.”
How the system works
Starting on Thursday, anyone who becomes ill with the symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to isolate for seven days and to seek a test either by logging on to nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. Everyone in their household will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
After being tested people should receive their result within 48 hours. Those who test positive for Covid-19 will have to remain in isolation for seven days.
Within 24 hours of a positive result people will be contacted by text or email asking to share details quickly of anyone they have been in close contact with via a confidential online website or over the phone by one of 25,000 contact tracers employed by Public Health England. A close contact will include any household members, people who have been in direct contact or who they have been closer than 2 metres with for longer than 15 minutes.
These contacts will be told to stay at home for 14 days, even if they don’t have symptoms. If a contact develops symptoms, he must isolate himself for seven days and follow the same process. If the test is negative, he must still complete the 14-day quarantine.