The aim of the national NHS Test, Trace, Contain and Engage service is to control the COVID-19 rate of reproduction (R), reduce the spread of infection and save lives.

This will help return life to as normal as possible, for as many as people as possible, in a way that is safe, protects our health and care systems and releases our economy.

This service will play a vital role in providing an early warning if COVID-19 activity is increasing locally, regionally or nationally. This information will then be used to inform the national approach to stop the spread of the virus.

 

How Test and Trace works

The NHS Test and Trace service aims to control the COVID-19 rate of reproduction (R), reduce the spread of infection and save lives.

Find out more about NHS Test and Trace

 

Get Tested

If you have symptoms, get tested for coronavirus by ordering a test at home or by driving to a mobile testing unit.

Find out more about how to get tested

 

Our outbreak control plans

We've published plans to identify and contain local outbreaks of COVID-19. They will reduce the spread of infection and save lives.

Read our outbreak control plans