Ministers must act to ensure public can have confidence in NHS Test and Trace


Responding to news that NHS Test and Trace has only reached some 70% of 'close contacts' of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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"Yesterday the Chancellor offered us discounts to eat out, but many people will be too worried to do so. Thatā€™s because the NHS Test and Trace is still failing to reach large numbers of people, despite costing taxpayers some Ā£10 billion in private contracts.

"We need to test, trace and isolate every case of COVID-19 to keep people safe. The public need to have confidence that NHS Test & Trace is fully functional. With the figures failing to improve week to week, it's clear there is still a lot of work to do.

"The Government must act now to ensure that this system is as comprehensive as possible to make sure no-one slips through the net. Any failings in this system will put public health at risk and jeopardise our chances of a rapid economic recovery."


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