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Local track and trace steps up efforts to tackle COVID-19 in Knowsley

by Guy Murphy

Knowsley’s local track and trace team is launching a new door knocking programme as it aims to reduce the spread of the virus in the borough.  

The local track and trace team aims to make contact with people who the national tracers have failed to successfully reach. Despite good success rates in contacting these peoplethere are still a number of individuals that the team are unable to speak to 

In addition to making contact by phone, the team will begin knocking on the doors of those who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 If the person is not at home, the team will be leaving calling cards with contact details and advice on them.  

Engaging with track and trace is extremely important to our efforts to fight the virus and slow the spread of infection across Knowsley. If the team is unable to contact people who might have the virus, then they could unwittingly be passing it on to family, friends and work colleagues.  

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Everyone across Knowsley has worked very hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 and bring down the number of cases in the borough. Ensuring that we are reaching everyone listed by track and trace is extremely important in continuing that work. 

“We all want to get back to doing the thing we love and the next step on that journey is putting ourselves in a position to move into Tier 1. To do this, we must make sure that the number of cases in Knowsley continue to decline and that we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of the virus. 

Where the national system is unable to contact people our local Test and Trace service steps in. They are doing a fantastic job and I am sure they will continue to make good progress to follow up many more cases.  I would urge anyone who receives a call, a door knock or calling card from our Local Track and Trace team to engage fully with them and follow any guidance provided.” 

Knowsley residents who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can now get tested at one of the borough’s SMART Testing sites. Find out more about SMART Testing.