To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 contact tracing services capture information on contacts that occur after a person has taken a routine covid-19 test in the event that that person has tested positive for covid-19.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
12 January 2021
Where a person tests positive for COVID-19, NHS Test and Trace will ask them to provide information about their close contacts throughout the period that begins 48 hours before symptom onset or 48 hours before the date of their test if they did not have symptoms and ends seven days after symptom onset or date of test, when they are most likely to be infectious. They are also asked to provide information about all other members of their household.