Test and Trace: Updated Advice for Contractors

Test and Trace: Updated Advice for Contractors

October 16, 2020

NHS Test and Trace: Updated Advice for Contractors

In recent weeks PSNC has issued various information and guidance to clarify how NHS Test and Trace applies to community pharmacy. This advice is based on discussions PSNC has had with NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and Public Health England (PHE). Below is a round-up of the information.

First, on the use of the NHS COVID-19 app:
NHS COVID-19 app: QR code posters optional for community pharmacy
Healthcare workers should pause the NHS COVID-19 app when at work

And, more recently, on contact tracing in general:
NHS Test and Trace discrepancies could close pharmacies down, warn industry leaders
PSNC updates Test and Trace advice

Keep up-to-date on COVID-19 with the PSNC hub page: psnc.org.uk/coronavirus

In the event of an emergency closure PSNC have produced an emergency checklist and guidance on how to apply for any changes in operations.

You can find further information, key contacts and resources here

Key Contacts and Guidance for GM Community Pharmacy Track and Trace Programme

The key contacts and guidance for the Community Pharmacy Track and Trace programme can be found here.

Action for contractors ! please download and ensure you read these documents carefully.

Each GM locality has a Contact Tracing Single Point of Contact and their details are below in the event that you need to contact the track and trace programme:

• Bolton- Covid19contacttracing@bolton.gov.uk
• Bury- infectioncontrolprevention@bury.gcsx.gov.uk
• Manchester- mhcc.communitytestinghub@nhs.net
• Oldham- COVID.Trace@oldham.gov.uk
• Rochdale- infectioncontroldutydesk@rochdale.gov.uk
• Salford- PHSecretary@salford.gov.uk
• Stockport- contact.tracing@stockport.gov.uk
• Tameside- covid-19@tameside.gov.uk
• Trafford- covidtrace@trafford.gov.uk
• Wigan- contact.tracing@wigan.gov.uk

Maintaining Access to Pharmacy Services – Opening Hours and Temporary Closures

Emergency closures checklist:

In the event of an emergency closure PSNC have produced an emergency checklist that can be used to manage any closures. Find the checklist here.

Further guidance on how to apply for any changes in Pharmacy operations in the event of a temporary closure or making changes to your opening hours can be found here.

Contractors will be required  to notify and apply for any changes by emailing NHSE/I at the following email address:  england.gmtop@nhs.net


For the latest resources relating to the pandemic see our dedicated COVID-19 resources page

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