NHS Test and Trace

This page provides information about the NHS Test and Trace service, including how to get a test, what happens if someone tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if you’re contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Testing and tracing for coronavirus

Businesses will have a clear duty to support NHS Test and Trace. From 18 September, it will be mandatory for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days. The government has also published simplified COVID-19 Secure guidance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9 September​​​​​​​

Getting a COVID-19 test

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

NHS Testing and Tracing

NHS Test and Trace: how it works

Government guidance on NHS Test and Trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Government guidance on the NHS Test and Trace

Test and Trace Support Payment

The Government has announced measures to support people from 28 September who have a loss in income due to being asked by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate.