Covid-19: Track and Trace System - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:08 am on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Conservative 11:08 am, 18th June 2020

My Lords, a key priority of “track and trace” is to monitor the emergence of localised hotspots and intervene before wider community transmission can occur. Local authorities and public health officials have expressed concerns that they do not have the powers to deliver swift local interventions and that a top-down approach might be too slow. Can the Minister say what process is in place to prevent community transmission when “track and trace” finds evidence of such localised hotspots?