Following calls from the Hull Lib Dems, Hull City Council today backed the establishment of a local Test & Trace system for the city.
Local Test & Trace systems have been rolled out in other local authority areas. It would see the council take on the task of tracking down those residents of the city who the national system were unable to contact within 24 hours.
Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Mike Ross, who started this call to action in the summer:
"It is really great news that Hull City Council have backed the Hull Lib Dem's calls for local Test & Trace. I first raised this idea with our counterparts in the East Riding back in the summer.
"This Conservative Government have made an utter shambles of Test & Trace and it is time that local government had the chance to sort the Government's mess out of controlling this virus.
"Alongside this, Hull Lib Dems support the call for the Government to give Hull the resources to step up the amount of mass testing being carried out. Where it has been used elsewhere it has seen results in reducing the spread of the virus, that goes the same for local Test & Trace systems in other parts of the country."