BREAKING: Coronavirus UK: Government launches test and trace programme for COVID-19

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the head of NHS Test and Trace explain how the programme is going to work, starting at 9am on 28 May.

If you develop one or more COVID-19 symptoms, you will have to self-isolate and order a free test on or by calling 199.

If you then test positive, you will be contacted by someone from NHS Test and Trace, who will establish who you have been in contact with and get in touch with those people to tell them to self-isolate.

Matt Hancock emphasised that anyone contacted by NHS Test and Trace needs to self-isolate.