Test and Trace service

The Government has announced a new funding package of £300 million for local authorities to support the new COVID-19 test and trace service.

Test and Trace service

The Government has announced a new funding package of £300 million for local authorities to support the new COVID-19 test and trace service.

The funding will be allocated for councils to develop and implement plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in local areas. It will enable individual areas to implement measures which reflect the severity of infection rates in their area.

This announcement puts councils at the heart of the new service and the ongoing response to COVID-19 and reflects the unparalleled skills, knowledge and experience that exist in our communities when it comes to contact tracing.

The approach and funding has been welcomed by the Local Government Association, which represents local authorities.

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