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Daily contact testing announced for emergency service workers

23 Jul 2021

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The Government has announced that further targeted daily contact testing is being rolled out in England to front line emergency service workers, including those in policing.

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt, said: 

“The recent increase in Coronavirus cases and the knock on numbers of people having to self-isolate has caused challenges for police forces. Our control rooms and custody suites have been particularly affected and this risked our ability to respond promptly to calls from the public. 

“We have been working closely with the Home Office to find a solution and I welcome this announcement which will help to alleviate some of the pinch points we have seen in the past week. The NPCC will now explain the process to police forces. 

“We’ll continue discussions with Government to ensure we maintain our resilience and are there when the public need us.”