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.
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 symptoms that are associated with COVID-19 and it is possible that you are infected. Advise that they get a test and isolate until they receive their test result, and then as follows if the test result is positive:
- try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for a further 3 days after your positive test if you are under 18 years
- try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for a further 5 days after your positive test if you are 18 or over