Contact Tracing Scheme Extended To September 2022

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Contact Tracing Scheme Extended To September 2022

The Scottish government has committed £33m to keep the Covid contact tracing scheme in place until September 2022.

The money will secure 500 local health board jobs plus tracing staff at the National Contact Centre (NCC).

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said the workers, who trace close contacts of those with the virus, have played a vital role during the pandemic.

He added work was ongoing about the future of contact tracing as we “learn to live with the virus”.

The government hope that the funding will reassure the contact tracing workforce, in addition to the previous funding for recruitment in local health boards and increased staffing levels in the NCC.

The government continue to advise that those who test positive provide details of their contacts to contact tracing, using the online form or by answering the phone when they call.

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