Wednesday 12 August 2020 / 6:40 PM Justin Madders

Justin Madders responds to Chris Hopson’s remarks that the government’s test and trace system is not ‘fit for purpose’

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to Chris Hopson’s remarks that the government’s test and trace system is not ‘fit for purpose’, said:

“We have been warning for months that a relaxation of lockdown measures must go alongside a fully functioning test and trace system. The Government need to listen to the warnings of those working on the frontline and urgently step up work to ensure the system works effectively.

“It doesn’t need to be ‘world beating’ it just needs to be effective. Ministers should end their reliance on failing private sector companies and support councils to use local expertise and implement targeted test and trace programmes.”