Friday 9 July 2021 / 8:13 AM Health

Justin Madders responds to plans to reduce sensitivity of Test and Trace app

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to reports that Ministers are planning to reduce the sensitivity of the Test and Trace app to reduce number of people contacted, said:

“It is hard to square this plan with the more transmissible Delta variant, now is not the time to be taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm.

“We need clear messages from Ministers about how contact tracing will work once more people are vaccinated – not mixed messages that suggest they just want more people to avoid being traced.

“With predictions of 100,000 cases a day an effective contact tracing system will be crucial to stop cases spiralling out of control. Without one, Ministers are gambling with summer.”