PSNC has published new guidance on NHS Test and Trace for community pharmacy contractors.

Since the launch of the Government’s NHS Test and Trace programme, a number of pharmacy teams across England have been asked to self-isolate in accordance with the service. PSNC has been working with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) to clarify how Test and Trace applies to community pharmacy to help reduce the need for large numbers of pharmacies needing to close.

A new PSNC briefing provides further information on the programme, gives advice on patient and staff contacts, and outlines the relevant mitigations that may help to avoid the need for whole pharmacy teams to self-isolate if one member tests positive for COVID-19.