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Contact tracing system rolled-out across Wales

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A contact tracing system has this week been launched in Wales, initially a telephone based process, followed by an online system next week.

Anyone who has a positive coronavirus test result will be contacted by a team of contact tracers and asked for details of everyone they have had close contact with while they have had symptoms.

From Monday 8th June, a new online system will be used to support the process. People will have the option to use the system to provide details of their close contacts electronically.

The system has been trialled in four health board areas over the last two weeks and more than 600 contact tracers have so far been employed, with more to be employed.

Health Minister,  Vaughan Gething said “Today’s roll-out of the contact tracing element of our Test, Trace, Protect strategy is a significant step forward in the gradual move out of lockdown.”

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Source: HTN, 2 June 2020

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