Do not refuse or ignore a Contact Tracer call, here is why

Do not refuse or ignore a Contact Tracer call, here is why

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When visiting the Ministry of Health to film the daily press conferences for COVID-19, the press were invited to watch a presentation about Contact Tracing and how it all works.

When asked afterwards about a followup on numbers of people who refuse or ignore phone calls from the Ministry of Health Contact Tracers, the answer was a rather detailed description of what does happen if someone were to not answer a call as a ‘very last resort’.

So, those who refuse to cooperate with Contact Tracers, are in for a knock on the door.

“As background, we only refer people to enforcement services when we have exhausted all other avenues including text, email and outreach services,” said a Ministry of Health spokeswoman.

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Accordingly, the numbers of people refusing to talk to Contact Tracers are a very small amount, the Ministry did not give exact numbers to thisquality.

When a person requiring self-isolation or tested after being in close contact with someone, typically if a person were to refuse a call with Contact Tracers, by all means, they will attempt to contact that person in as many ways as possible before sending out a Public Health Nurse of Health Protection Officer to the house.  

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