NHS Test and Trace was a government-funded service in England, established in 2020 to track and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The system aimed to control the spread of COVID-19 in England by ensuring that people are tested when necessary then identifying and asking close contacts of people who have tested positive to self-isolate.

NHS Test and Trace

From midnight on Thursday 24 February 2022 the Test and Trace system ended.

You are no longer legally required to:

  • self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19
  • take daily tests
  • self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19

However, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should follow national guidelines to keep yourself and others safe. Tell your close contacts so that they can also follow the guidelines.

The new guidelines are available at GOV.UK.

This guidance came into effect on 24th February 2022 and was be further updated on 1st April 2022.

The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme (TTSP)

The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme (TTSP) allowed people on a low income who needed to self-isolate and were unable to work from home to apply for financial support of a £500 lump sum.

The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme in England has now closed. You can no longer make a claim.


The NHS COVID-19 app is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet and isavailable to download for free in England and Wales

It is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus.

Full details are available from NHS.uk.

You can download the  NHS COVID-19 app at this link.


While you’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you have COVID-19, you should try to stay at home and away from others to avoid passing on the virus.

Further information and advice on Self-isolation is available at the following links:

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