Ceredigion County Council has developed and is implementing a contact-tracing method for coronavirus in Ceredigion.

In summary, when information on positive results about coronavirus reaches us, a member of our Public Protection team makes contact over the phone with the person who has tested positively in order to gather thorough information that includes identifying 'close links' to which they may have transmitted the virus.

The information is collected and held securely on an online system which has been created specifically for the purpose of contact tracing. Contact is then made with close links to ensure that they are aware and are following tight guidelines for protecting themselves and their families and keeping them from spreading the virus further.

This approach to contact tracing has already been shared with Anglesey Council and is in the process of being rolled out across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Councils in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Ceredigion has not developed an app for tracking people's movements because organisations such as the Kings and Imperial London Universities are already developing this software. Our intention will be to promote a movement tracking app when it has been approved by the Welsh Government.