Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to (a) require companies to which he is outsourcing the delivery of the NHS Test and Trace system to (i) pay staff for training undertaken and (ii) not use zero-hour contracts and (b) introduce a process for checking the fairness and safety of staffing practices of those companies; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government has established a range of partnerships with industry, academia, local government and others to deliver its testing programme at pace.

Serco report that all their direct employees working on the contact tracing service have been paid for training undertaken. Serco have processes in place to check the safety and fairness of staffing practices.

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