Health and Social Care Secretary launches new government public information campaign for the new NHS Test and Trace service.
The campaign includes a new animated TV advert, voiced by actor Mark Strong, as well as radio, print, online, and out-of-home content setting out important public health information.
It will reiterate the continued need for someone to self-isolate as soon as they develop symptoms and to get tested – with all symptomatic individuals now able to get a test
The campaign will explain how anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will now be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must then stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
The new NHS Test and Trace service which launched last week (Thursday 28 May) will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.