Justin Madders – 2020 Comments on Test and Trace Statistics

The comments made by Justin Madders, the Shadow Health Minister, on 20 August 2020.

This incompetent government is failing to improve test and trace. In a whole range of measures, from the time it takes to return tests, to the percentage of people who are contacted who have been in close contact with a person who tested positive, things are going backwards. For a quarter of all tests to take longer than 72 hours to get results back is a worryingly poor performance.

In the week that NHS Providers said track and trace was failing, it seems nobody in the Government has yet picked up responsibility to turn things round. It beggars belief that the head of test and trace has now been given more responsibility by the Government.