December 6, 2020

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‘Fix test and trace to prevent third lockdown’ urges Plaid Cymru

RESPONDING to the latest Welsh Government Press Conference, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS said,

“Any plan for coming out of the Fire Break must aim to keep R below 1, avoiding a third wave and the need for a further national lockdown.

“Securing public support is critical to the collective effort and compliance is key if the Test, Trace, Isolate, Support system is to work effectively. This should be incentivised through supported isolation including assistance if needed with accommodation, domestic assistance, and financial support up to £800 as recommended by Independent SAGE. Striking the right balance between enforcement, encouragement and support is crucial in keeping the public on board.

“But the key issue is still testing. The Welsh Government must focus on optimising Wales’s own testing capacity through NHS and university laboratories in order to expedite the testing process and facilitate reaching the ’24-hour turnaround’ timescale target. That’s the only way we will keep case numbers down after the Fire Break is over.

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