Coronavirus: 6,000 contact tracers will be cut in England in the next two weeks The scheme has been criticised for not tapping into local knowledge enough amid fears it may not stop a second wave.

The scheme has been criticised for not tapping into local knowledge enough amid fears it may not stop a second wave.

The number of national contact tracers will be cut by 6,000 in the next two weeks with the remaining teams redeployed to local contact tracing groups, the Department of Health has said.

Under the new approach, local authorities and public health teams will have more responsibility to strengthen regional test and trace powers in England.

It comes after criticism that the national system was not tapping into local knowledge.

A report last week warned the UK risked a second...
source: The Sky News

2020-08-10 23:20
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