Responding to the daily press conference led by the DCMS Secretary and reports that the NHSX app will not be ready for 1 June, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Daisy Cooper, said:
“With the Coronavirus crisis leaving the most vulnerable at risk, the Government continues to waste valuable time and undermine public confidence by experimenting with a new tracing app when there are already effective models it could and should use.
“An app alone will not bring an end to the lockdown, but a safe and effective app could play a role in keeping people safe with a strategy to test, trace and isolate.
“The Prime Minister and his Government have serious questions to answer about these delays. To restore public confidence and get a grip of the virus, the Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to rapidly upscale their tracing and testing capacity and bring forward a new Safe Trace App Law to ensure that any new app will keep people safe.”