Contact tracing is an established method to help prevent the further spread of infections such as COVID-19, and we are now using this approach to help prevent the spread of the virus.
If the person you have been in contact with has not tested positive for COVID-19, you do not need to self-isolate. You should continue to social distance and stay at home as much as possible.
If you start to develop COVID-19 symptoms you should self-isolate and book a test.
If you start to develop COVID-19 symptoms you should continue to self-isolate and book a test https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/.
The purpose of contact tracing services is to track and prevent further spread of infections by identifying people who may have come into contact with an infected person.
By collecting further information about people who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, we can notify them to self-isolate.
Contact tracing will protect the community, save lives and help us to avoid a future lockdown.
Find out more about contact tracing at https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus/testing-and-tracing-covid-19/contact-tracing-faqs