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Test, Trace, Protect



The Welsh Government introduced Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) as an important national programme to limit the spread of COVID-19. Across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan TTP is led and delivered by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB), Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, and Shared Regulatory Services working in partnership. 

Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) works by: 

  • Testing those who have symptoms, while they self-isolate
  • Tracing people who have been in close contact with the symptomatic person, advising those who are 18 and over and not fully vaccinated to self- isolate until it is safe to return to work or their usual routine
  • Protecting the community, especially the most vulnerable 

The Cardiff and the Vale service runs 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. The service operates bilingually. For more information on the national Test, Trace, Protect programme visit the Welsh Government by clicking here.


Staff Testing

UHB staff should request COVID-19 tests via this form rather than submitting the Microsoft Excel-based form via their line manager.

We have developed this form to accelerate the testing request process and encourage staff to use it to request a PCR test if they have COVID-19 symptoms (as well as other cold or flu-like symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose, etc.) or have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our unit offers testing to UHB staff from 8.30am to 7pm every day. We strive for as quick a turnaround time as possible, with the majority of tests returned within 24 hours. This service is for members of staff and their close contacts.

Once you complete the form, please inform your line manager. You should receive an appointment time to attend the testing unit on the same working day (usually within 3 hours). If you have not received an appointment within 24 hours, please notify your line manager.

Access the form here.


Please note:

Following the change in isolation guidance, if you are currently a contact of a confirmed positive case, you can ONLY end your isolation on Saturday 7th August 2021 and not complete the remainder of the 10 days if you qualify. To qualify under the new guidance, you must be either under 18 or be fully vaccinated and have received your second vaccination more than 14 days ago. Anyone displaying symptoms should still isolate. Anyone in a care setting or working with the vulnerable should seek advice from their line manager. We strongly recommend anyone exposed to a positive case should get tested at day 2 and day 8 after the exposure. You can find the full guidance on self-isolation on the Welsh Government website here.

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