Are you, or someone you know worried about Test & Trace and confidentiality, or have you been shielding, or HIV+, worried about who will see your data, people calling you asking about your behaviour, asking about your movements, where you’ve been, who you’ve met; cruising, random meet ups? Concerned about what happens to your contact information? Or any other LGBTQ+ community concerns you might have:
Our 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 measures
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.