Responding to reports that the R number in the UK has risen from 1.1-1.4 to 1.2-1.5, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said:
"This is yet more incredibly worrying news about the spread of this dreadful virus. We all want to get a grip on COVID-19 as quickly as possible, but sadly we appear to be going in the wrong direction.
"As things stand, we still have not seen enough action from Government to get the test and trace system sorted. Instead, Ministers have made feeble excuses, and given promises for the future. Their failure here and now is putting public health at risk.
"The Liberal Democrats want to see complete transparency about the issues with the current test and trace system, and practical plans as to how these issues will be fixed. Equally we are calling on the Government to put proper support and guidance in place for those who are asked to isolate."