27 May 2020
Responding to the announcement that the new NHS Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow, CBI Chief UK Policy Director Matthew Fell said:
"Test and trace has an important role to play in the fight against COVID-19 and can help to unlock our economy safely and effectively.
“The process can help build confidence among employees and customers alike as factories and stores gradually begin to re-open.
“When the service is coupled with technology, it will enable a more targeted approach to pinpoint and avoid any future flare ups that would endanger the restart. High standards of governance and transparency will be important to maintain people’s trust in the use of their personal data.”