The 3 main factors that have allowed other countries to control spread of Covid 19 more effectively and resume activities early were :
- Early lock down
- Test Test Test in order to isolate positive cases
- Robust tracing of contacts of positive cases to prevent exponential spread
The contact tracing app will allow more effective and rapid tracing of contacts by a central government team. This will keep the infected numbers down and avoid another peak. This in turn will allow work life to resume and continue. Otherwise the economy will never recover and the consequences of this will be devastating.
Whilst waiting for details of the UK contact tracing app, this video of the very effective Singapore ‘TraceTogether’ app will explain the fundamentals.
Kat and Co will expect all patients to be using the contact tracing app as part of the protocols we are putting in place, in readiness for resumption of activities at the clinic. The guiding principle is to keep everyone – patients, staff and our community, safe.