Exasperated parents in England say test and trace is still a ‘shambles’

Complaints that only available tests are 600 miles away despite Matt Hancock’s pledge

Exasperated parents in England have complained of a test-and-trace system still in “shambles”, with some struggling to book appointments for their children who have developed symptoms since returning to school.

One Brighton primary school teacher, who did not wish to be named, told the Guardian she had tried to book a test for her three-year-old daughter since Friday morning, with the only option offered in Aberdeen more than 600 miles away.

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