September 26, 2021

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Gwynedd Council

The Gwynedd Council

Poorer response to contact tracers as people become “fed up” of pandemic

Contact tracers are finding a poorer response to requests for people to test themselves or self isolate as the public becomes “fed up” of the Covid-19 pandemic, councillors in Gwynedd have been told.

The Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) service is responsible for trying to limit the spread of the virus by getting in touch with those identified as a close contact of anyone testing positive for Coronavirus.

While it is no longer a requisite for any identified contacts to automatically self-isolate if double jabbed and showing no symptoms, they are still urged to arrange a PCR test.

In the north the six local authorities, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Public Health Wales are working with Welsh Government to deliver the programme.

But a meeting of Gwynedd Council’s cabinet meeting was told that contact tracers have noted a shift in general response as more people are vaccinated and Covid fatigue continues to play a part.