The ‘Let’s Get Back’ campaign has launched and focusses on how testing for coronavirus can help life to return to normal for millions of people in a way that is safe and protects the NHS.
The campaign highlights the way to get back to enjoying what you love is by getting tested.
The message brought to life by a heart-warming TV advert highlights people’s favourite activities which have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign highlights how NHS Test and Trace plays a vital role in the response to the spread of coronavirus.
To avoid the virus spreading the public are advised to get tested for coronavirus, however mild their symptoms or if feeling unwell.
Symptoms include a high temperature, new continuous cough, or the loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
NHS Doctor and Senior Lecturer at The University of Leeds School of Medicine Amir Khan said: “Over the past few weeks the UK has gradually been able to emerge out of lockdown with many businesses reopening their doors and families reuniting for the first time in months.
“While things are beginning to return to normal, it is important we remember coronavirus continues to represent a threat. It is vital we continue to adhere to essential health behaviours and embrace the use of NHS Test and Trace if we want to get back to enjoying all of the things we love.”
NHS Test and Trace has provided over 200,000 tests per day, with 95% of in-person tests receiving results the next day.
Over 33,000 newly diagnosed people identified their recent contacts and successfully reached over 184,000 contacts and advised them to self-isolate. Testing is free, quick and vital to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Everyone with symptoms can get a free test by calling 119 or visiting NHS.uk. For further information and to book a coronavirus test visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.