Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th November 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when local authorities who were under tier 2 local lockdown covid-19 restrictions will receive allocated funding for contract tracing.

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

Substantial support, at a rate of £3 per head, is available to local authorities at local COVID alert level high to support local test, trace and contain activities. These activities include targeted testing for specific groups, additional contact tracing, enhanced communications and the delivery of essential for those in self-isolation. These payments are currently in process, with some local authorities having already received these funds. Funding will be paid to upper tier local authorities, for onwards disbursement.

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