Free webinar on NHS Test & Trace system with BSL interpreter

Graham Robson September 24, 2020

Join Gscene for a free webinar on the NHS Test & Trace system on Friday, September 25 from 4pm.   Click here to access the free webinar.

Are you worried, confused, concerned or just don’t understand what test and trace means for you, your contact information, your data, the people you’ve been meeting?  Then ask the experts!

We have arranged for there to be a BSL interpreter on the panel, for any members of the LGBTQ+ deaf community who would like to watch. Only the three panellists will be seen on screen, and questions are to be submitted via the chat box on Zoom, Facebook streaming live chat or Twitter during the event. People can also email questions directly to Gscene before 2pm tomorrow – – and Billie Lewis will ask those questions on behalf of anyone who cannot attend.  Click on the flyer to connect. Or use this  link: expert panel will be facilitated by Billie Lewis of the LGBTQ+ Community Safety Forum and he will be joined by Becky Woodiwiss, Public Health Principal, and her colleague Suzanne Morris, nurse consultant of Infection Prevention, both from the Public Health team at Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC).

Becky and Suzanne can answer questions about:

  • Update on the situation with getting tests
  • Test & Trace –  explain and hopefully dispel misinformation and concerns
  • How it is transmitted
  • Basic guidance to keep you safe
  • Infection prevention measure
  • The local and national picture
  • Updated info on what people can/cannot do – i.e. the six people guidelines
  • The Brighton & Hove Local Outbreak Plan
  • How we respond/support people with Covid-19 in different settings.

No need for registration, join via this Zoom link, or the livestream on the Gscene FB page. Questions can be asked via FB, the Zoom chat facility, or submitted before to (please put Track & Trace Webinar in the subject line).

People joining on Zoom can use any name they wish, only the panellists will be on screen.

This is an opportunity for anyone from the LGBTQ+ community to seek answers to questions or concerns about the NHS Test & Trace system which is now being used across the country to follow up any new Covid-19 infections and contact and inform people who may have been exposed to Covid-19 through close contact.

You can read the BHCC’s Test & Trace FAQ by CLICKING HERE

The NHS Test & Trace service ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of Covid-19 can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus

The government is introducing this service to help return life more to normal, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care. The service will allow to trace the spread of the virus and isolate new infections and play a vital role in giving early warning if the virus is increasing again, locally or nationally.

Click here to access the free webinar.