Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants (1) were staffing, (2) joined, and (3) left, their COVID-19 testing programme in each calendar month from March to October.
NHS Test and Trace was launched on 28 May across England. The service helps identify, contain and control COVID-19, reducing its spread and saving lives.
Given the speed at which NHS Test and Trace was set up we do not have data by month as during the formulative months the organisation was reliant on secondees from across Government and movement was high. The current full time equivalent head count of NHS Test and Trace is 3,760. Due to the continuing need for flexible resourcing in the programme, this number includes contingent workers, which includes some contractors and employment agency staff.