Its good news for the UK with ‘Freedom Day’ as restrictions lift, but of course there is a however …
New daily cases of COVID-19 in the UK are surging, back above 50K, and with that has come a skyrocketing rate of workers being notified by the country’s NHS app to self-isolate due to exposure.
Last week, over 500,000 alerts were sent, a rise of 46% on the previous week.
M&S, a leading UK supermarket chain said that given the number of workers being notified to stay home it may have to curtail opening hours, and:
- “there’s a risk that there won’t be sufficient staff to open shops.”
M&S chief executive Steve Rowe:
- “Our Covid cases are roughly doubling every week and the pinging level is about three to one of Covid cases, so we’re seeing that growing exponentially.”