Response to Contact from NHS Track and Trace

THIS POLICY

Prepared/reviewed by: James Hall, Frank Fletcher, Laura Davis
Purpose:To inform on what actions should be taken if the Trust or an individual in the care of the Trust is contacted by NHS Track and Trace.
To be read by:Operations Manager, all team members and volunteers, Trust leads and Skippers before any activity.
Also refer to:Policy on Isolating for Young People, Staff and Volunteers.
Getting people home if suspected/confirmed COVID case.

Last updated:Friday 10 June 2021


OVERVIEW

It is possible during the season the Trust or an individual currently on a trip may be contacted by NHS Track and Trace and told they have had a close contact with a confirmed case, and possibly that they need to isolate and or have a test immediately. This has implications for the trip that person is on.

HOW MIGHT A NOTIFICATION COME IN?

From NHS Test and Trace

IF THE CALL/ NOTIFICATION COMES INTO THE TRUST

The person who receives the notification/call should immediately tell a member of the leadership team, who should then notify the Operations Manager in charge of that trip.

IF THE NOTIFICATION COMES DIRECT TO THE INDIVIDUAL

The Trust Lead/Skipper should immediately tell the Operations Manager in charge of trip, who will then inform the leadership team.

THE NEXT STEPS

If the individual is told to isolate, you should immediately follow the Policy on Isolating for Young People, Staff and Volunteers and the Getting people home if suspected / confirmed COVID case.

The responsible Operations Manager will consult with the local health protection team and NHS Track and Trace to determine the best course of action for the trip. NHS Track and Trace will probably also ask for further details of who is on the trip.

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