Boris Johnson has said the Government’s Test and Trace system does provide “value” for money as its total budget soared to £22 billion.
Nicola Sturgeon has said it is a concern that coronavirus tracers were unable to contact more than 3,500 Scots who tested positive for the disease.
The NHS Test and Trace system is continuing to struggle to reach much more than 60% of the close contacts of people who test positive for the virus, new data shows.
More than 3,500 Scots who have tested positive for Covid-19 have not been spoken to by coronavirus contact tracers.
Scotland’s coronavirus contact tracing system is “working to a very high standard”, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.
There is no reason for teachers to be told to turn off the coronavirus contact tracing app on their mobile phones, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has defended the Scottish Government’s record on coronavirus contact tracing after new data revealed the system is performing worse than previously thought.
Contact tracers in the north-east are coping so well with Covid-19 they are taking on cases from other parts of the country, the Evening Express can reveal today.
An update to the coronavirus app for England and Wales is being rolled out that will improve accuracy and stop alarming ‘ghost’ notifications.
The development of the contact tracing app for Covid-19 was “bumpy and painful” according to the head of the NHS’s innovation division.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the Test and Protect system is not being outsourced, despite a contract being awarded to a private company to provide contact tracing staff.
Opposition parties have attacked the Scottish Government after reports that contact tracing has been outsourced.
The coronavirus contact tracing app for England and Wales has been updated after users reported confusion from a notification suggesting they may have been exposed to the virus.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has said councils are bound to do a better job of coronavirus contact tracing and that the Government will be supporting them to do this.
Police officers have been told they can use the coronavirus contact tracing app on their personal smartphones while working if they wish to, amid confusion about guidelines.
Police officers are being told not to download the coronavirus contact tracing app on to work phones, as the app topped 12 million downloads on Monday.
The coronavirus contact tracing app for England and Wales has been downloaded more than 12 million times, the Health Secretary has said.
No local area in England is considered a low risk coronavirus zone within the nation’s new contact tracing app, as cases continue to climb.
England and Wales are set to be the latest nations to embrace an app in the hope of better tracing the coronavirus.
Major questions about the effectiveness of the coronavirus contact tracing app have been left unanswered, a charity has warned on the eve of its launch.
Scotland has just 874 contact tracers available despite a pledge 2,000 would be in place by June, the Health Secretary has revealed.
Businesses across England and Wales are being encouraged to download NHS Test and Trace QR codes to prepare for the launch of an official contact tracing app.
There have been “frantic, difficult months” during the development of a coronavirus contact tracing app but lengthy testing was the right approach, the head of an NHS innovation division has said.
Only one pub in Aberdeen has been asked to provide its list of customers to the NHS contact tracers who are investigating the city’s coronavirus outbreak.
The First Minister said she would not "comment speculatively" on claims an Aberdeen bar had to proactively get in touch with contact tracers in the wake of a recent outbreak in the city.
Britain abandoned coronavirus testing in March because the outbreak was already out of control and hundreds of thousands of people were infected, officials have admitted.
Scottish Government officials have no record of how many people in Scotland have been contact traced for coronavirus since the pandemic began, The Courier can reveal.
Less than a quarter of IT experts believe the UK’s coronavirus contact tracing app will be effective, according to a survey.
Any changes in the Covid-19 contact tracing app will be “fully explained to users” and “remain entirely voluntary”, NHSX has said, after internal documents revealed potential development ideas.
Some new Huawei phones and some older mobiles cannot run the NHS contact tracing app being trialled on the Isle of Wight, NHSX has said.