Update – 17:00, 19.10.20 - Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information added since the previous update on 16.10.20 is highlighted. Please use this update to brief local partners.

As of Monday 19 October 2020: 741,212 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2) and there have been 43,726 deaths. Further information on the data is available here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

Blog: How local tracing partnerships are supporting NHS Test and Trace

Appeal for contact tracers to be involved in ‘Faces of NHS Test and Trace’ social media series

NHS Test and Trace are looking for local contact tracers to be involved in a new social media series ‘Faces of NHS Test and Trace’. It’s an opportunity for areas that have ‘Local Tracing Partnerships’ (formerly Locally Supported Contact Tracing teams) to bring the system to life for the public by showcasing the important work they do alongside the national system. The team are looking for:

  • Heads of Local Tracing Partnership teams to explain how they take on the local contact tracing work, how it works, how they manage the team to work on this
  • A local contact tracer who has experience of taking on different tactics to suit the local community e.g. going door to door
  • Someone who makes use of a unique skill to do local contact tracing, e.g. languages
  • DsPH who are willing to be filmed by the team, explaining how the local system works and why it’s crucial in controlling the pandemic

Please reach out to your Local Tracing Partnership teams and contact us if colleagues are willing to take part.


Please continue to promote this blog explaining how self-isolating protects your friends, family and community.

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