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Test, Trace, Protect
Under the Government’s Test, Trace and Protect strategy people that test positive for COVID-19, will be asked for details of the people they have come into contact with 48 hours before the onset of Coronavirus symptoms and up to seven days after, so those people can self-isolate for 14 days. You will not be asked why you had contact with a person or what you were doing with that person. There are strict confidentiality rules in place – details of your contacts will not be shared with anyone else and the contact tracing team will not inform contacts that it is you who has tested positive.
It is really important that people take part in the testing and contact tracing process so the spread of the virus can be reduced.
Wales is part of the UK-wide home testing scheme which allows anyone to order a test online if they are experiencing symptoms.
Anyone suffering with COVID-19 type symptoms, can request a test either at a test centre or via a home testing kit.
What does this mean?
It is important that symptomatic CTM staff members, and their household members, must still request a test via our own dedicated booking centre on 01656 752993 (lines open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm).
All other symptomatic critical workers have 2 options:
- apply online for a home testing kit
- book a slot at a mass drive-through testing centre or mobile testing unit – call 01656 752993 or request a test online.
Members of the public with symptoms should apply for a test online to receive a home testing kit or by phoning the free number 119. They can also book a test at our mass drive-through testing centre by requesting an appointment online.
To be tested you must have symptoms of COVID which include:
🔺Fever (37.8c or higher)
🔺A new or continuous cough
🔺New onset of influenza like illness (including muscle aches and tiredness)
🔺Cold like symptoms (including headache, runny nose, sore eyes – that is not consistent with hay fever)
🔺Loss of sense of taste or smell
Stay local to keep Wales safe:
- from 1 June, 2 households in the same local area (no more than 5 miles from home) will be able to meet outdoors
- stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
These measures must be followed by everyone. Separate advice is available for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded.
You should only contact NHS 111 if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after seven days.
To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice) especially before cooking and eating and after using the toilet.
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you need to cough or sneeze catch it with a tissue, bin the tissue and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Calling all staff!
Visit our wellbeing website for staff – focused on providing all staff and managers with details of support services and wellbeing information during this very challenging period cwmtafmorgannwg.wales/staffwellbeing