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Contract Tracing

In the event of any confirmed case, a clinician will speak to the patient to get details of places they visited and the people they’ve been in contact with since they became unwell. This will provide a detailed picture of the people who need to be contacted, such as family members, colleagues. This list of people will then be contacted with instruction and advice on what to do if they display symptoms.

 close contact involves either face-to-face contact or spending more than 15 minutes within 2 metres of an infected person this includes household contacts- defined as living or sleeping in the same home, individuals in shared accommodation sharing kitchen or bathroom facilities

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