West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has hit out at NHS Test and Trace’s confused isolation messages which advises those who have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 to isolate for 14 days from the time they are tracked down, and not from the time of the contact.
MP Rosie commented:
“Government policy indicates that you need to isolate for 14 days from the point of contact so I’ve asked the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the NHS Test and Trace Chief to explain why callers from Test and Trace are telling people they have to isolate for 14 days from the telephone call notifying them, not 14 days from the point of contact with the positive person.
“This means responsible people including a West Lancashire resident who is a teacher being told to stay off work for an additional week without any sensible justification but the system says if that is what NHS Test and Trace say it can’t be overruled!
“I can find no evidence of a change in the guidance where it now says the virus has an incubation period of three weeks not two. It is ridiculous that NHS Test and Trace are requiring people to stay away from work unnecessarily. This will rob public services of people vital to keep the country going…..doctors, nurses, teachers to name but a few!
“The Prime Minister needs to get a grip and get this particular confused message sorted very quickly indeed and stop adding to the country’s problems.”