We are proud of our members in the EHAI who are carrying out contact tracing on behalf of the health service during these difficult times. Contact tracing is when health services identify who has been in close contact with someone who has an infection to see who may be at risk of catching it. In the case of coronavirus, it is about:
- identifying who someone presumed or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in contact with
- identifying to what extent they were in contact with the individual presumed or confirmed to have COVID-19
- establishing if that person is at risk of catching the virus themselves, and providing them with advice
There are over 1,500 people trained to work in contact tracing centres and the contact tracing centre callers come from a variety of backgrounds. All have been trained in the process of carrying out a tracing call. The contact tracing centres all operate at different times, but contact tracers are making calls to contacts seven days a week between 8am and 9pm.
The members of the EHAI are dedicated to undertaking whatever work they can to help slow the spread of this virus and assist the Government in their efforts. We wish the very best to our readers and our families and hope that each and every one of us stays safe during this unprecedented crisis.