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Pubgoers in Greenwich enjoy a beer garden on Super Saturday [Video]

Pubgoers in Greenwich enjoy a beer garden on Super Saturday

Pubgoers on Super Saturday evening (July 4) in Greenwich, London, enjoyed a beer garden at The Gipsy Moth pub next to Cutty Sark. Hand sanitiser is seen at the entrance to the pub where staff were..

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Sir Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson on track and trace system [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson on track and trace system

Sir Keir Starmer said the economy cannot be reopened without a successful track and trace system. “The Prime Minister risks making the mistakes he made at the beginning of the pandemic, brushing..

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UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system [Video]

UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled program. The BBC reported on Thursday the UK will..

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All you need to know from the June 18 coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the June 18 coronavirus briefing

A round-up of the Government's daily Covid-19 press conference, where Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that development of the NHS track and trace app had halted.

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Watch Live: Matt Hancock Leads Coronavirus Briefing After Tracing App U-Turn [Video]

Watch Live: Matt Hancock Leads Coronavirus Briefing After Tracing App U-Turn

Watch Live: Matt Hancock Leads Daily Coronavirus Briefing After Trace App U-Turn

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Almost three-quarters of people with Covid-19 being traced by NHS system [Video]

Almost three-quarters of people with Covid-19 being traced by NHS system

Almost three-quarters of people who test positive for Covid-19 and enter the NHS tracking system are now being traced, figures show. Some 14,045 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in England had..

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Ashworth hits out at government over NHS tracing app [Video]

Ashworth hits out at government over NHS tracing app

Jonathan Ashworth has criticised the government over the roll-out of the NHS test and trace app. The shadow health secretary said: “The government said that this app was absolutely necessary; now..

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Test and Trace is 'working well' [Video]

Test and Trace is 'working well'

Baroness Dido Harding, who leads the government's test and trace scheme says 85% of people who have been traced in its first week of operation have agreed to self-isolate. Report by Etemadil. Like us..

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Matt Hancock: 'It is your civic duty' to test and trace [Video]

Matt Hancock: 'It is your civic duty' to test and trace

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says participation with NHS Test and Trace service 'is your civic duty' after figures show that 4,700 people didn't respond to requests to self isolate. Report by..

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All you need to know from the June 11 Covid-19 briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the June 11 Covid-19 briefing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock holds the daily coronavirus briefing at Downing Street.

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NHS Test and Trace system is 'working well at scale' [Video]

NHS Test and Trace system is 'working well at scale'

Baroness Harding, who is heading up the NHS Test and Trace programme, said the scheme had “got off to a good start”. She told the Downing Street briefing: “Given that it is still early days this..

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Health Secretary urges people not to take part in mass demonstrations [Video]

Health Secretary urges people not to take part in mass demonstrations

Whilst hosting the coronavirus daily briefing at Downing Street, Matt Hancock called on everyone to not meet in groups of larger than six, making reference to the protests that have taken place in..

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Matt Hancock: Participation with NHS Test and Trace is your civic duty [Video]

Matt Hancock: Participation with NHS Test and Trace is your civic duty

Whilst hosting the Coronavirus daily briefing at Downing Street the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the use of the new Test and Trace system will be everyone’s ‘civic duty’ to take part. The..

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Watch Live: Matt Hancock Gives Latest Coronavirus Update [Video]

Watch Live: Matt Hancock Gives Latest Coronavirus Update

Matt Hancock Gives Latest Coronavirus Update

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One third of people with Covid-19 could not be contacted by NHS Test and Trace [Video]

One third of people with Covid-19 could not be contacted by NHS Test and Trace

One third of people who tested positive for coronavirus could not be reached by the NHS Test and Trace programme in its first week of operation or failed to provide details of their contacts, data..

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The UK’s Road To 40,000 Coronavirus Deaths [Video]

The UK’s Road To 40,000 Coronavirus Deaths

The UK has hit the grim milestone of 40,000 deaths from coronavirus, one of the highest in the world. Despite warnings and being behind the likes of Italy and Spain when the virus struck, the UK’s..

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As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers [Video]

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

A key to New York City’s reopening Monday will be its ability to test and trace people recently diagnosed with the coronavirus. That will help stop the spread and the city said it’s already seeing..

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Johnson rejects claims test and trace service not fully operational [Video]

Johnson rejects claims test and trace service not fully operational

Boris Johnson rejected the Labour leader’s claim that the Government’s test, track and trace system is not yet fully operational. Sir Keir said: “Two weeks ago today at the despatch box the Prime..

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Government release new NHS Test and Trace service advert [Video]

Government release new NHS Test and Trace service advert

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new Government public information campaign for the new NHS Test and Trace service. It reiterates the continued need for someone to self-isolate..

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Matt Hancock: Successful test and trace system 'up and running' [Video]

Matt Hancock: Successful test and trace system 'up and running'

Matt Hancock said the test and trace system was “up and running”, adding: “It’s successful, I’m very glad to report that those who are asked to isolate by the contact tracers are expressing..

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Brits crowd beaches despite warnings of COVID-19 resurgence [Video]

Brits crowd beaches despite warnings of COVID-19 resurgence

England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again because it is starting to lift its lockdown without a fully operational track and trace program in place, senior scientific advisers..

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As Test And Trace Launches, We Explain How It Works [Video]

As Test And Trace Launches, We Explain How It Works

NHS England has launched its test and trace system, hoping for it to be the lynchpin of the next phase of being able to lift lockdown restrictions. The new system will ask those displaying symptoms of..

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Health Secretary launches contact tracing system [Video]

Health Secretary launches contact tracing system

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government wants to send clear messaging on 'NHS Test and Trace' to ensure greater public understanding of the new system which launches in England today. Report..

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Ashworth: Backing Cummings undermines public confidence [Video]

Ashworth: Backing Cummings undermines public confidence

Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth has raised concerns that government backing of Dominic Cummings may undermine public cooperation with the NHS Test and Trace system. Report by Connerv. Like us on..

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How will the coronavirus test-and-trace system work? [Video]

How will the coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

Boris Johnson has announced that NHS England’s contact-tracing system aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus will go live on Thursday.

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Official data show UK’s test and trace target missed

Number of contacts reached is significantly below level needed to limit spread of disease
FT.com - Published

Coronavirus: Government has set aside £10bn for test and trace system for England

Labour demands full breakdown of spending, much of which is going to commercial contractors
Independent - Published

Jeremy Hunt says Sage gave ‘wrong’ advice at start of pandemic

Former health secretary says scientific advisers failed to propose a test and trace strategy
FT.com - Published

Three pubs in England shut doors again after positive Covid-19 tests

Health secretary Matt Hancock says closures show test and trace system is working
FT.com - Published

Pizza restaurant not reopening as regulations are 'a lot of faff'

pizza restaurant not reopening as regulations are 'a lot of faff'
Management at Hooker & Eight fear scammers will target the NHS Test and Trace public register they are supposed to keep, plus necessary changes are "physically just not practical"
Gloucester Citizen - Published Also reported by •Stroud LifeGloucestershire Echo

Test and Trace set for Hull debut to stop coronavirus outbreaks

test and trace set for hull debut to stop coronavirus outbreaks
People are being urged to comply with the system to tackle any local outbreaks
Hull Daily Mail - Published

Holidaymakers could lose thousands if told to self-isolate by Test and Trace

Customers of Travel Republic and Loveholidays could lose their money if told to self-isolate before a trip, while easyJet Holidays refuses to confirm policy
Which? - Published

Coronavirus: NHS test and trace unable to reach almost 30% of people with Covid-19

The government's contact-tracing programme failed to reach almost 30 per cent who tested positive for the coronavirus in England last week, the latest figures show.
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: NHS Test and Trace figur...

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has refused to give a date on when the system’s accompanying app would be made available.
Express and Star - Published Also reported by •Belfast Telegraph

Labour accuse ministers of wasting mo...

It comes after the Government announced it was ditching efforts to build an in-house NHS app to back up its test-and-trace programme.
Express and Star - Published

'I don't want to give people false hope': Transport secretary says when probed on changing international travel quarantine rules

Transport secretary says countries must have NHS-standard test and trace programme to qualify for reciprocal travel deal
Independent - Published

Starmer presses Johnson on test and trace

The PM dismisses the Labour leader's claim there was a "big problem" in contacting all cases in England.
BBC News - Published

Johnson defends test and trace system...

The Prime Minister’s comments follow calls from health leaders for an urgent review to ensure Britain is properly prepared for a second Covid-19 wave.
Express and Star - Published

Test and trace systems among ‘key considerations’ for air bridges – Shapps

Air bridges will only be agreed with countries which have a coronavirus test and trace system at the same standard as the UK’s, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has indicated.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Johnson defends test and trace system and virus ‘cluster-busting’ capabilities

Boris Johnson insisted that test and trace systems were in place to respond to fresh coronavirus outbreaks as England prepares for the widest easing of lockdown measures yet.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

A risky awakening from Britain’s hibernation

Reopening the economy must go hand in hand with making test and trace system more robust
FT.com - Published

'Rubbish': Boris Johnson accused of misleading claim that no other country has 'functioning test and trace app'

Millions of German citizens have downloaded country's coronavirus app since launch
Independent - Published

Police warning over scammers using fake coronavirus test and trace service

police warning over scammers using fake coronavirus test and trace service
Staffordshire Police issued advice on social media
Leek Post and Times - Published Also reported by •Staffordshire NewsletterThe Sentinel StokeHull Daily Mail

Councils issue warning over Test and ...

The Local Government Association has urged the public to be wary of fraudsters posing as NHS Test and Trace staff.
Express and Star - Published

Warnings over coronavirus test and trace messaging scam

warnings over coronavirus test and trace messaging scam
Criminals posing as members of the NHS Test and Trace service have been asking for bank details through text messages, emails and phone calls
Wales Online - Published

Coronavirus: Scam warning over NHS test and trace

Councils in England and Wales warn people to be on their guard against fraudsters posing as NHS contact tracers.
BBC News - Published

England’s contact app fiasco exposes limits of technology

Evidence from around world suggests successful test-and-trace programmes possible without use of smartphones
FT.com - Published

Dr Hilary shares brutal reason he never had faith in coronavirus tracing app

dr hilary shares brutal reason he never had faith in coronavirus tracing app
Appearing in the studio, Dr Hilary discussed the Test and Trace app, which was launched amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with stand-in host Ben Shephard and co-presenter Charlotte Hawkins
Tamworth Herald - Published

Government is dealing with 'outbreak' in the East Midlands

government is dealing with 'outbreak' in the east midlands
He said the test and trace system had meant local outbreaks were known about
Nottingham Post - Published


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