If you have been told to self-isolate by the national Test and Trace service, you may then receive a follow up call from Cornwall Council local case review service.
This page is information about why you may be contacted, what to expect, and what we will do with your information.
Remember, you will need to self-isolate immediately for 10 days if you
- develop symptoms of Covid-19
- test positive
From December 14, 2021, fully vaccinated contacts of someone with Covid-19 (including the Omicron variant) should take rapid Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) every day for 7 days. If you test positive or develop symptoms, you need to self-isolate for 10 days.
However, if you are over 18 and haven’t had both jabs you will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days if you’re identified as a close contact of a positive case.
If you need support to self isolate we're here to help.
Read our self isolation support packThis pack is also available in:
The self isoaltion pack does not contain information on the update guidance from 14th December 2021, you can find the most up to date guidance on the gov.uk website
What will happen?
In the first instance the national NHS Test and Trace team will contact you if you have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to give advice and obtain details of anyone you’ve been in close contact with.
Once the NHS Test and Trace team have contacted you, your case will be passed onto the Cornwall Council Public Health Local Case Review team, who will make contact with you.
You'll be asked a number of questions by a member of the Cornwall Council Local Case Review team, including:
- To check that you understand the requirements of self-isolation and that you have everything you need to remain at home for your isolation period
- Who you have been in close contact with in the 48 hours before becoming unwell, and that these contacts have been identified and recorded by NHS Test and Trace
- Where you've been recently, including the two weeks before you became unwell, which can help us to map the spread of the virus
This service will be active from 8am - 8pm and also includes weekend contact.
How Cornwall Council Public Health Test and Trace will contact you
- You'll be contacted by text or phone.
- Calls will come from a mobile number, as due to Coronavirus, most staff are currently working from home
- Emails will come from a Cornwall Council email address e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Children under 18 will be contacted on the phone number provided at the time of test. The parent or guardian needs to be present during the phone call.
- We will try and contact you three times in total and will leave a message asking you to call back if you do not answer. Your coronavirus status will not be disclosed if we leave a voicemail.
What will I be asked?
- You may be asked to confirm your name, date of birth and address
- If you live with other people and whether anyone visited your house in the 48 hours prior to you becoming unwell or during your isolation period
- Any places you've been recently, such as a workplace, school or other setting such as a restaurant, bar, GP practice, hairdresser etc.
- Names and contact details of any people you were in close contact with in the 48 hours before your symptoms started if you haven’t already given them to NHS Test and Trace
The Cornwall Council Local Case Review team will not:
- ask for bank details or payments
- ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
- ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
- ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087
How your information will be used
- All information you provide to Cornwall Council Local Case Review service is confidential.
- No one who is contacted will be told your identity.
- Anyone you've been in close contact with will be told to stay at home (self-isolate) for 10 days by the NHS. This is because it can take up to 10 days for Coronavirus symptoms to appear.