Public urged to 'answer the call'
People in Staffordshire are being urged to answer the call and follow the advice if contacted by NHS Test and Trace on 0300 013 5000.
Now lockdown measures have eased further and businesses such as pubs and hairdressers have reopened, residents are being asked to play their part and follow the NHS test and trace advice to prevent outbreaks of Covid-19 in Staffordshire.
The key test and trace advice is:
- self-isolate and book a test immediately if you have Covid-19 symptoms; a new continuous cough, high temperature or the loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- if you test positive for the virus, you must alert the NHS to the people you have had close contact with for longer than 15 minutes and the places you have visited
- if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace because you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you must self-isolate for 14 days, whether you have symptoms or not
If called by 0300 013 5000, please do not ignore the call or block the number.