Hull Lib Dems renew call for local Test and Trace system

Hull's Lib Dem group has called again for a local test and trace system to be established for the area. Lib Dem Leaders in both East Riding and Hull City Council first made the call during the summer for a local set up to be established.

The Leader of Hull City Council Lib Dems has formally asked the council what progress has been made. This follows other Councils that have setup similar systems, such as York.


Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council Lib Dems has written to the Director for Public Health at Hull City Council, Julia Weldon.

"It is clear that with the number of cases of COVID-19 rising rapidly, there needs to be urgent action taken. While Hull is currently at the medium risk level, all the signs are that the city could move into a higher risk category soon. 

"Now there are calls for a mini lockdown, or circuit break, to help bring down the transmission of the virus. This is an understandable call, though undoubtedly it would not be so necessary if the government had managed to get an effective test and trace system in place.

"It is clear that it is local councils, the very organisations with years of experience in this sort of effort, who should have been tasked with the job from the outset. Recently even government ministers have started to recognise this."

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