The government guidance explains how employers and businesses can support NHS Test and Trace and play their part to slow the spread of the virus, protect the health and the care system.
The guidance has been updated to reflect employers’ legal duties around staff who are self-isolating.
NHS Test and Trace:
- provides testing for anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus to find out if they have the virus
- gets in touch with anyone who has had a positive test result to help them share information about any close recent contacts they have had
- alerts those contacts, where necessary, and notifies them they need to self-isolate to help stop the spread of the virus
By following instructions to self-isolate, people who have had close recent contact with someone with coronavirus will be protecting their family, friends, colleagues and other people around them, and will play a direct role in stopping the spread of the virus.
See for further details on NHS Test and Trace.