To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason it is not possible to determine where covid-19 transmission occurred by the data collected by NHS Test and Trace.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
24 February 2021
NHS Test and Trace collects data on testing and for those who test positive, further data is collected on the close contacts of the case. This includes obtaining details of the people with whom the case has had close contact, recent contacts and places visited by the case. However, this data does not specify where the specific transmission event took place. Local Health Protection Teams and local authorities do receive common exposure alerts, providing information on cases that have been linked to specific exposure settings and use this information to investigate and manage clusters at such settings.