COVID-19: Changes to NHS Test and Trace app mean everyone will now have to check in
The updates mean every person in a group must check in when in a pub or outdoor venue rather than just one member.
As has been clear for some time, the government seems intent on stretching this out until the next flu season to see what happens. If Covid-19 stays dormant and flu reappears, switch the app to flu and maybe push a lateral flow test for mass influenza testing.
What would be the point? Politically the Tories seem determined to prise Labour Party fingers off the NHS. Finger by finger if necessary. What about civil liberties? The Tories already know this isn't a major voter issue if the health drum is banged loudly enough.