Source: Labour List UK
Anneliese Dodds has called on the government to “overhaul the broken system” for people told to self-isolate and expand the NHS Test and Trace support payment of £500 to those notified via the NHS Covid-19 app.
In a letter to Rishi Sunak, the Shadow Chancellor argued that “isolation is currently the weakest part of the government’s shambolic test, trace and isolate programme” and urged her opposite number to offer better support.
The intervention from Dodds follows research carried out by the Department for Health and Social Care that shows just 11% of people asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app have done so, undermining efforts to tackle the health crisis.
Those told to stay at home via a notification through the app are not currently able to apply for the £500 support available to those contacted directly by NHS Test and Trace. Labour has called for improvements to the system on three fronts by: