Four times the Government was told they needed capacity to contact trace 1,000 cases a day and four times they assured us they could. But not at not even 10% of that level, it is falling away.
Health officials have revealed they’re no longer spending time trying to find out how mystery cases became infected, and the focus is instead turning to isolating contacts of mystery cases.
So they’re no longer tracing backwards to the source, just forward.
There’s also been a shift to focusing just on high-risk cases, for example, an essential worker who tests positive.
Not all cases are having their contacts traced.
Additionally, ringing casual contacts has been scrapped.
And not all contact are being traced, of those they even bother to do.