Thursday 3 September 2020 / 12:22 PM Health / Justin Madders

Justin Madders responds to Test and Trace statistics

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to Test and Trace statistics published today and issues with the testing system, said:

“With cases on the increase and the Government pushing for everyone to return to work it is more important than ever that test and trace is working to its potential.

“It is therefore hugely disappointing to see that the number of people the system reached went down again in the last week. There is also clearly a problem with testing infrastructure as people across the country are sent hundreds of miles for testing appointments.

“With over 100,000 tests every day not being used it is clear there should be enough capacity in the system to cope with demand. Ministers need to urgently get to the root of this problem so that speedy testing is available for all who need it.”