UK contact-tracing applicants wrongly told hiring paused in latest ‘misstep’

Michael Gove says 17,000 tracers recruited and scheme will be ready to launch by month’s end

Ministers have been accused of “misstep after misstep” after applicants to become contact tracers for the NHS were told recruitment was on hold while the government considered an alternative app.

After struggles with sourcing personal protective equipment and building up sufficient testing capacity, track, trace and isolate is the latest major challenge for the government.

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Author: Heather Stewart, Frances Perraudin and Alex Hern | Source

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