Saturday 23 January 2021 / 10:38 PM Transport

Jim McMahon on Covid-19 outbreak at DVLA in Swansea

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to reports of more than 500 cases of Covid-19 at DVLA in Swansea, said:

“It should be a source of shame for ministers that a government office has effectively become a Covid-19 superspreader, putting lives and livelihoods at risk.

“Allegations that employees were coerced into turning off test and trace apps and given warnings for taking time off sick must be investigated fully.

“The Transport Secretary must now come to the House to explain why he ignored warnings about this, and how a government agency appears to have become the site of the largest workplace outbreak of the virus.”