No10’s £22bn Test and Trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people

Britain’s ‘world-leading’ Test and Trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus in England’s hotspots since the second wave began, official figures show. The privately-run arm of the £22billion programme has reached just 58 per cent of the close contacts of people who tested positive for the virus in the … Read more No10’s £22bn Test and Trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people

Coronavirus UK: NHS Test and Trace still missing 40% close contacts

Test and Trace is still missing four in ten close contacts as number of people notified continues to fall since its launch in May 60.5% of close contacts of people who tested positive in England told to isolate in week ending November 11  It is the fifth week in a row that the figure has … Read more Coronavirus UK: NHS Test and Trace still missing 40% close contacts

NHS Test and Trace still missing 4 in 10 close contacts

Test and Trace is still missing four in ten close contacts as number of people notified continues to fall since its launch in May 60.5% of close contacts of people who tested positive in England told to isolate in week ending November 11  It is the fifth week in a row that the figure has … Read more NHS Test and Trace still missing 4 in 10 close contacts

Jaguar Land Rover orders staff to turn OFF Test & Trace app to stop them having to isolate

Jaguar Land Rover orders staff to turn OFF Test & Trace app to stop them having to isolate ‘unnecessarily’ Halewood factory staff told to pause Test and Trace app to stop ‘false positives’  The company has had a number of Covid outbreaks, most recently in September  Advice to staff follows Test and Trace app guidance … Read more Jaguar Land Rover orders staff to turn OFF Test & Trace app to stop them having to isolate

Test and Trace was hit by ‘huge’ IT problems that led to ‘delays in squashing care home outbreaks’

The bungling NHS Test and Trace system was hit by ‘huge IT problems’ in October that led to delays in squashing coronavirus outbreaks in care homes, it’s been claimed.  Leaked NHS emails reveal an IT failure occurred in mid-October at a crucial point of the second wave of the pandemic, when infections were rising across … Read more Test and Trace was hit by ‘huge’ IT problems that led to ‘delays in squashing care home outbreaks’

Test and Trace hotline misses 25k calls every DAY with nearly half of people wanting test unanswered

The Government’s Test and Trace hotline misses 25,000 calls every day with nearly half of people wanting a Covid-19 test going unanswered. Around 1.68million calls were made to the 119 service in September but only 56 per cent were picked up, according to figures obtained by the Labour Party.  The statistics show that 44 per … Read more Test and Trace hotline misses 25k calls every DAY with nearly half of people wanting test unanswered

Coronavirus: Dido Harding claims Test & Trace ‘didn’t predict’ demand surge when schools went back

Test and Trace boss Baroness Dido Harding claims it is ‘not my job’ to predict when the system will get overloaded and claims she didn’t foresee new school year crippling the struggling regime By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline Published: 13:36 GMT, 10 November 2020 | Updated: 13:37 GMT, 10 November 2020 England’s … Read more Coronavirus: Dido Harding claims Test & Trace ‘didn’t predict’ demand surge when schools went back

Tory MP husband of NHS Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding told to self-isolate by Covid app

The MP husband of Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding has been told to self-isolate by the coronavirus app – though she has not been asked to.  Tory MP John Penrose was alerted by the NHS Covid-19 app, part of the operation overseen by his wife. However, Baroness Harding has not received an alert … Read more Tory MP husband of NHS Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding told to self-isolate by Covid app

Scientist warns ‘lockdown will be a let down’ unless there is ‘radical reform’ of Test and Trace

Scientist warns ‘lockdown will be a let down’ unless there is ‘radical reform’ of Test and Trace with contract tracing carried out locally Sir John Oldham made the claim after national tracing programme hit a new low Just 59.9% of close contacts of those testing positive were reached last week Bungling test and trace system … Read more Scientist warns ‘lockdown will be a let down’ unless there is ‘radical reform’ of Test and Trace

Contacts of Covid-19 patients are ‘blocking’ test and trace phone number

Britons are ignoring calls from test and trace and blocking its number because they are being bombarded, a contact tracer claimed today. When someone tests positive for the coronavirus they are asked to provide a list of their contacts – family, friends and colleagues they were near for at least 15 minutes – for the … Read more Contacts of Covid-19 patients are ‘blocking’ test and trace phone number