Public health directors urge delay to lockdown easing amid test and trace confusion

Significant concerns are being raised by directors of public health and other leading sector figures that the lockdown is being eased too quickly, as confusion remains over how the test and trace system will work

The Association of Directors of Public Health is calling on the government to delay easing lockdown until the tracing system is proven to be more robust, there is more confidence about what the impact of the ongoing trends in infection rates will be, and a “renewed drive” to promote handwashing, social distancing and self-isolating for those with symptoms and their contacts.

From the 1st of June, the government has eased lockdown restrictions so that shielded people can go outdoors, schools and early years settings can start welcoming more children, groups of up to six people from different households can meet outside and open markets and car show rooms can reopen...

→ Read the full article by Jessica Hill at the Local Government Chronicle here


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