Justin Madders – 2020 Comments on Local Councils and Health Data

The text of the comments made by Justin Manners, the Shadow Health Minister, on 14 July 2020.

Councils are getting testing data which is sometimes nearly a fortnight old and has such little information in it that it is virtually useless in being able to spot and stop local outbreaks.

We are asking that positive test results are given to councils on a daily basis, in real time if possible, and that there should be sufficient information for them to be able to identify the workplace if possible, where an outbreak has occurred.

The Government needs to be much more open and transparent with local councils so that together we can catch local outbreaks earlier and stop transmission of the virus.