The NHS test and trace service forms a central part of the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy for England. The service plays an important role in providing an early warning if COVID-19 activity is increasing locally, regionally or nationally. Information is used by the government to help stop the spread of the virus.
The guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme to slow the spread of the virus, protect the health and care system and save lives. It should be used alongside guidance from GOV.UK.
By following the guidance employers can reduce the risk of co-workers having to self-isolate if a member of staff tests positive for COVID-19.
For more information go to the GOV.UK workplace guidance page on NHS test and trace. Go the our NHS COVID-19 app page to find out more.