Compliance with self-isolation guidance (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Onkar Sahota Onkar Sahota Labour

Of the individuals contacted by NHS Test and Trace in London, what percentage will not to self-isolate? Please break this down by those testing positive and by close contacts if possible.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The NHS Test and Trace service contacts people who have (i) tested positive and (ii) the first contacts of someone who has tested positive. There is no tracking or monitoring undertaken to check if the self-isolation rules are observed.

I am extremely concerned that some people will find it very difficult to self-isolate, because of the limited financial support provided by statutory sick-pay and for others who will not be eligible. I have written to the Secretary of State for Health to raise my concerns.