‘Pingdemic’ hits Somerset

Saturday, 31 July 2021
Leigh Redman ‘end the chaos’

With 6,063 Pinged in Somerset County in one week alone it’s time to bring forward sensible freedom for the double jabbed just like in Labour run Wales. Labour Leader Keir Starmer has  challenged the Tories to match the 7 August date announced by Welsh Labour for ending the requirement for adults who have been fully vaccinated to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive. The call comes as the latest figures reveal 6063 have been pinged in Somerset County in one week! 

Cllr Leigh Redman Somerset County Labour Group leader Said, “This Government’s chaotic handling of the Coronavirus crisis has been a disaster for businesses and families in Somerset. 6063 were pinged in one week alone – 33,039 of us in total. For the sake of our community, our livelihoods and our lives, the this Government have got to end the chaos and bring forward the end of self-isolation for the fully vaccinated, just like in Labour Wales.”

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “This has been a summer of chaos for British businesses and British families. The Tory government has never been able to explain the logic of their self-isolation rules and has just repeated the same mistakes over and over again. While the British public have been trying to do the right thing, we saw this government’s instincts when Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak tried to avoid the isolation millions have had to endure. The Government’s slapdash approach to this global pandemic is crippling our economy and creating real problems for businesses and families alike. Welsh Labour has shown what can be done and it’s time for the Tories to do the same.”

Local figures can be found in this spreadsheet