The app sent 618,903 alerts to England and Wales, according to weekly figures ending July 14. Of these, 607,486 were sent to registered users in the United Kingdom. This is a large number of workers pinged by the app, and there are concerns that services, supply chains, and businesses may fail over in the coming weeks.
Ian Wright, CEO of Food and Drink Federation, said that up to 25% of the staff at some companies are self-isolated after being pinned to the app.
He told Sky News: “The situation is worrisome and I think it’s up and down the supply chain.
“Inconsistent nationwide. In some places, shops and factories are functioning perfectly, and up to 25% of staff may be absent, so manufacturers should continue production. Some places are under extreme pressure.
“This is partly the result of a structural labor shortage, but more and more the cause is ping, which is getting worse, so there is no question about it.”
Government guidelines require that you quarantine yourself for 10 days if you are pinged by the app or contacted by NHS Test and Trace after contacting someone who tested positive.
The app then offers a 10-day countdown for quarantine, which is just a tip, but may advise you to quarantine longer.
If you experience any symptoms, we recommend that you apply for an immunochromatography or PCR test.
However, it’s important to note that if you ping your app after contacting an active contact, you don’t have to legally quarantine yourself.
Beginning August 16, fully vaccinated individuals will be exempt from self-quarantine.
Instead, we recommend that you take the PCR test as soon as possible.
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Records 618,903 sent to the UK last week Confusion of the Covid app as an alert – fear of pingdemic crisis | UK | News
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