3 May 2021
One year on and Serco's track and trace is still an absolute failure.
The privatised system has proven time and time again that it is unable to deliver, with NO clear evidence of reducing infection levels.
People across the country are rightfully sick of Serco. 85% of us don't trust a private company with test and trace. Moving forwards, we know that we need functioning contact tracing in combination with the roaring success of the NHS' vaccination rollout, to keep our communities Covid safe.
The government has already admitted that the current system just isn't working. Local-0 schemes have triumphed in trials, with councils across the country taking over contact tracing using their expertise and local knowledge.
Now Matt Hancock faces a decision: continue pouring money down the private company drain, or scrap Serco's contract and give the resources to local public health teams to do what they do best.
On 27th April, people across England took to the streets to say: time's up for Serco! Give local public health teams the money to run track and trace.
Actions were organised in Calderdale, Huddersfield, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Camden, Ealing, Hackney, Westminster), Macclesfield, Manchester, Margate, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Stockport, Sunderland, and Wellingborough,
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Calderdale says SCRAP SERCO.
Oxford bringing music to the message!
Camden residents say: enough is enough, give local public health teams the resources.
Ealing out in force!
Leamington Spa residents turn out to add their voices to the campaign.
This brilliant pair make the message clear in Leeds.
A sea-side scrap Serco call from these Liverpudlians.
You'll find passionate defenders of public health upon arrival in Liverpool!
Matt Hancock has blood on his hands in Westminster...
Macclesfield joins the day of action.
Zero Covid campaigners out in Manchester.
A second Oxford demonstration see's the Serco contract finally torn in two.
Huddersfield are here for public health!
Stockport say: time's up for Serco!
Sunderland takes to the streets to say: not a penny more to Serco.
Wellingborough won't stand by and let private companies mess up test and trace.
Nottingham says NO to Serco.
Margate NHS campaigners out on the day.