Norfolk chosen for test and trace pilot
Norfolk has been chosen as one of 11 pilot areas in the UK for the Test and Trace Service.
Robust, comprehensive plans to deal with local outbreaks of coronavirus are key to allowing our residents to live their lives out of lockdown, so this scheme is a great opportunity for Norfolk to be among the first in the country to develop these.
Contact tracing is a proven, effective method of controlling the spread of infectious disease in countries around the world. We will now be working with local NHS and other organisations as well as the Government to develop a tailored outbreak control plan.
Work on the plans will start immediately. They will focus on identifying and containing potential outbreaks in places such as workplaces, housing complexes, care homes and schools.
Norfolk’s efforts will support the national rollout of the Test and Trace Service, in which everyone will need to play their part to stop the spread of coronavirus. Under the national Test and Trace Service, anyone who believes they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms should visit the NHS coronavirus website.