Contact tracing is an essential part of Welsh Government Test, Trace Protect strategy and is a tried and tested method of controlling the spread of infectious diseases by breaking the link in transmission. The purpose is to provide real time intelligence on the coverage of the disease, establish how quickly it is spreading, and where there are hotspots of infection.
In Wales we have a robust public health system delivered by local health boards and local authorities with significant expertise in contact tracing which puts us in a strong position to respond to this pandemic. The challenge now is to scale up our contact tracing capacity to levels not seen before, in order to quickly trace potentially tens of thousands of new contacts every day. We will utilise strong partnership working and collaborative action to achieve this in Wales.
In order to understand what this means for you, Sharon West, from the Welsh Government Test Trace and Protect team, and Dr Giri Shankar, from Public Health Wales, are delivering a webinar which will provide a ‘walk through’ of the contact tracing system in Wales.
This webinar, delivered via MS Teams, will take place Friday 24 July, 11:30 – 12:30. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you are interested in joining this event, please register your attendance at: Covid19ContactTracing@gov.wales
A link to the meeting will be sent when you accept the meeting.
Following this session any questions or comments submitted on the Q&A will be anonymised and stored on our records management systems. We will keep the files in line with the review dates in our retention and disposal schedule.