Guidance: Test and Trace Support Payment scheme: claiming financial support

Published 12 October 2020 Last updated 25 January 2021 +show all updates 25 January 2021 Updated to delete the 'Background' section as its information was either out of date or is in the 'Eligibility' section. 19 January 2021 Updated 'eligibility' section: you can make a claim for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme or a discretionary payment up to 28 days after the first day of your period of self-isolation. 24 December 2020 Updated guidance on eligibility for discretionary payments. Added link to look-up tool linking to individual local authority application pages. Added information about application deadline. 11 December 2020 Added information on how contacts identified through…

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Guidance: Test to Release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

Published 24 November 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Updated to include a link to the list of countries with travel bans. 19 January 2021 Added 'including Madeira and the Azores' to the Portugal listing. 19 January 2021 Updated to add the list of countries not eligible for Test to Release. 16 December 2020 Added clarification for providers of test to release on when tests can be provided and administered (section 10: 'Date tests can be provided or administered'). 14 December 2020 Updated guidance to add ISO 15189 under '9. For point of care testing' and to reflect that the 14-day isolation…

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Detailed guide: Get a test for coronavirus (COVID-19) if you do not have symptoms

Who can get a testYou may be able to get a test in England to check if you have coronavirus without having symptoms.Devolved administrations are also working on their plans for testing if you do not have symptoms in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. See your nations website for more details of all forms of coronavirus testing in your area.Coronavirus symptoms are: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss or change to your sense of smell or tasteIf you have symptoms, it is important that you get a test for people with symptoms online or by calling 119.How to get a test if you do not…

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Press release: NHS Test and Trace meets new year surge in demand with faster turnaround times

13% of all PCR swab tests since start of pandemic carried out in first fortnight of January 2021 Significant improvement in test turnaround times: 85.0% of in-person test results returned the next day after the test was taken, compared with 63.0% the week beforeNHS Test and Trace has continued to reach a high volume of cases and contacts and, with improving turnaround times for tests, the service has seen a record-breaking start to the new year.In the first 2 weeks of January, NHS Test and Trace has carried out more than 13% of the PCR tests conducted to date. Approximately 331,000 people received a positive result, with NHS…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) statistics: 7 January to 13 January 2021

The data reflects the first 33 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England since late March.Testing: people tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) time taken for test results to become availableContact tracing: people transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached close contacts identified for cases managed and not managed by local health protection teams (HPTs), and time taken for them to be reached Source link

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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Department Of Health NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology HTML Details DHSC publishes weekly statistics on coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing dating from when the NHS Test and Trace service started on 28 May 2020.These statistics cover: number of people tested for coronavirus in England number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England time taken for test results to become available in England distance to take a test in-person in England number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England that were then transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached number of recent close contacts identified, and the…

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Guidance: Test and Trace Support Payment scheme: claiming financial support

Published 12 October 2020 Last updated 19 January 2021 +show all updates 19 January 2021 Updated 'eligibility' section: you can make a claim for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme or a discretionary payment up to 28 days after the first day of your period of self-isolation. 24 December 2020 Updated guidance on eligibility for discretionary payments. Added link to look-up tool linking to individual local authority application pages. Added information about application deadline. 11 December 2020 Added information on how contacts identified through the COVID-19 app can now apply for the Test and Trace Support Payment. Updated the eligibility for the discretionary scheme to reference local…

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Guidance: Test to Release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

Published 24 November 2020 Last updated 19 January 2021 +show all updates 19 January 2021 Added 'including Madeira and the Azores' to the Portugal listing. 19 January 2021 Updated to add the list of countries not eligible for Test to Release. 16 December 2020 Added clarification for providers of test to release on when tests can be provided and administered (section 10: 'Date tests can be provided or administered'). 14 December 2020 Updated guidance to add ISO 15189 under '9. For point of care testing' and to reflect that the 14-day isolation period is now 10 days. 25 November 2020 Added link to request to be added to…

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Guidance: Coronavirus antibody test kit: guides in different languages

Antibody test kit instructions (Bangla) PDF, 1000KB, 2 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Antibody test kit instructions (Chinese, simplified) PDF, 1.02MB, 2 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document…

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Press release: NHS Test and Trace reaches one million people over new year, as record numbers test positive

A record one million people were reached by NHS Test and Trace contact tracers during the reporting week A record 683,124 contacts of people who tested positive were reached by NHS Test and Trace during the reporting week The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme is extended until 31 March The number of mobile testing units will double to 500, with new and improved vehicles able to store twice the number of testsMore than one million people were contacted and told to self-isolate during the first week of 2021 people who might otherwise have gone on to infect others. This means that 92.7% of contacts, and 86.6% of…

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