1000’s of contact tracers are set to be laid off inside weeks as Boris Johnson’s ‘world beating’ scheme is dogged by issues.
No less than 6,000 of the 18,000-strong nationwide contact tracing workforce will probably be let go, with remaining name handlers redeployed to native authorities, the Authorities has stated.
Non-NHS name handlers will work alongside native public well being officers – who will be capable of go and knock on folks’s doorways if nationwide call-centre employees cannot hint them.
The UK authorities is being urged to sack outsourcing big Serco over its ‘failings’ within the system, as it’s accused of “paying folks to look at Netflix” after its 10,000 contact tracers solely spoke to a mean of two.four folks every.
It comes after the UK’s official coronavirus loss of life toll rose by eight to a complete of 46,574 on Monday with an extra 816 instances.
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