Local authorities have been asked to support the national Test and Trace and the contact tracing aspect. The training will take different formats dependent on needs, roles and responsibilities, to include
- Covid-specific contact tracing training for lead professionals (environmental health officers, CCC specialist contact tracing team.) This training with the wider EHO has been completed
- Contact tracing training for professionals who may be acting in a lead role but who have not had recent experience
- More general training for staff who are likely to support lead professionals to identify contacts and provide support to them for isolation or accessing testing at a local level and within specific settings
- Basic introductory awareness training for all front-facing staff
Goal – ‘The Ask’:
Create working groups to deal with outbreaks in specific settings who will feel confident and capable in providing and/or supporting contact tracing needs, from face to face conversations through to case worker telephone calls and who on very short notice can be redeployed to conduct contact tracing.
That all team members will be aware of who can support them in their role of, who is the main point of contact within each County, District and Parish for Contact Tracing, effectively building a team network of support.
The training is broken down into 3 levels as below.
|Level 3: Covid Overview – Basic review||For those who need a top line overview and history of Covid-19, NHS test & trace and contact tracing|
|Level 2: Contact Tracing overview||For those who need more information around contact tracing and how NHS test & trace works who are likely to support lead professionals to identify contacts and provide support to them for isolation or accessing testing at a local level and within specific settings|
|Level 1: Contact Tracing Steps & The Call Script||For those who will be supporting the Incident Management Team/Public Health team during contact tracing and/or who may be acting in a lead role but have not had recent experience|
The PDF Learner Guides provide all of the training detail, showing the slides and additional information related to the slide and contact tracing. These can be used as resources to generate more information around Covid-19 and contact tracing or as a basis to provide training within your own setting. There are links to websites included in the PDFs which can be copied and pasted to activate and there are examples of a contact tracing *script and PPE guidance.
*The script is likely to be updated regularly based on outcomes of contact tracing calls.
As updates happen all material will be updated with a last updated added to the front page of the document.
If you would like a PowerPoint version of the training please contact Debbie Woodward, Interim Public Health Trainer at Deborah.Woodward@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, with your request details.