Test and Protect is Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy.
It will prevent the spread of coronavirus in the community by:
identifying cases of coronavirus through testing
tracing the people who may have become infected by spending time in close contact with them
supporting those close contacts to self-isolate, so that if they have the disease they are less likely transmit it to others
This will allow us to gradually change the restrictions that help to suppress the virus, and instead to contain it so that society and the economy can avoid a return to lockdown.
Contact tracing is a process for identifying people who are at risk of coronavirus infection because they‘ve had enough contact with a person who has tested positive. These people will be given advice to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Contract tracing is a well-established public health intervention. Health protection teams have a lot of experience delivering contact tracing for a range of infectious diseases. Contact tracing is part of the national Test and Protect approach to containing the virus.
Should the responsible person at the premises or any of our volunteers working inside together feel it necessary, please discuss with the responsible person at the address. It is a simple way to ensure safety, even though it is permissible to work inside premises, there are of course caveats for emergency care providers. The assigned responsible person will take full responsibility for this.