The UK government is close to reaching its target of recruiting 18,000 contact tracers to help health authorities understand who may have been exposed to Covid-19 patients, Cabinet minister Michel Gove said Sunday.
Gove stated that:
“More than 17,000 people have been recruited for contact tracing, so we’re on course the meet that target”
Gove said the contact-tracing scheme should be up and running by the end of this month.
The job advert says contact tracers will be responsible for “liaising over the phone with Covid-19 patients, understanding their situation and assisting in the tracing and tracking of anyone they have been in contact with.”