DIY Contact Tracing
Do you have suspected COVID-19?
Get a head start on contact tracing.
Rapid contact tracing and early isolation is the best way to stop the spread of the virus.
We still advise you to book a test and engage with NHS Track and Trace. However, in the meantime, you can contact anyone you have had close contact with 48 hours prior to the onset of your symptoms.
What is 'Do It Yourself Contact Tracing'?
DIY contact tracing is getting into contact with anyone you have seen 48 hours prior to, and since, the onset of your symptoms. It is important to alert them as soon as possible and tell them that they may have been exposed to the virus to prevent further spread.
I’ve identified my close contacts, what do I tell them?
Let them know that you are experiencing new symptoms that are associated with COVID-19 and it is possible that you are infected. Notify them that you are getting in touch as the NHS Track and Trace system is delayed. Advise that they book a test and isolate for 14 days since their last contact with you or until they receive their test result and follow government guidelines on isolation.