Coronavirus in Stockport

5. NHS Test and Trace service

Test and trace scams

We've received reports of criminals trying to con people out of money by pretending to be from the NHS Test and Trace Service. This is a scam. The NHS Test and Trace service is free and you will never be asked to make a payment. Visit the Local Government Association website for more information.

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.

Since 9 September, we also operate a local Stockport Contact Tracing Service which may contact you after a positive test. If so, we'll usually text you before we call you. When we call you, it will be from a local number.

Whether you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace or Stockport Council Public Health, you'll be given advice on self-isolation. You'll have to stay at home for 10 days and your household members will have to stay at home for 10 days.

You'll also need to share information about people you've recently been in contact with. This could include:

  • household members
  • people who you've been in direct contact with elsewhere
  • people who you've been within 2 metres of for more than 15 minutes

If you're identified as someone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, you must stay at home for 10 days, even if you do not have symptoms.

Self-isolation for the required number of days means staying in your home and not going out for shopping, work, school, or socialising. This is very important in preventing the virus from spreading further in the community. Please help by following the advice given if you have the virus, have symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone with the virus.

You can find information about how to get support while you're self isolating on our help for vulnerable people web page.

You can find more information about how Test and Trace works on GOV.UK.

Find information about test and trace