Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020
The latest guidance for Walsall residents to protect yourself and others is;
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.
Book your test online at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or call 119.
There are currently 2 ways to get a coronavirus test: getting a test kit delivered to your home or going to a local test site. When you go for your test, wear a face covering and take photo ID as well as your booking number.
If you test positive for coronavirus, you must stay at home for at least 7 days and until you feel better. People you live with should stay at home for 14 days.
NHS Test and Trace
You will also be contacted by a member of the NHS Test and Trace programme by email, text or phone. Text messages will come from NHStracing, calls will come from 0300 0135000.
The tracers will ask you where you have been recently and also who you have been in close contact with. This will help the NHS contact anyone who may have caught the virus from you.
You might also be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace if you have come in close contact with a person who has coronavirus. They will advise you to stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days from the day you were last in contact with the person – it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear
Author: Vikki Tolley
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