The Government is letting down Reading residents who have recently been sent as far as south Wales which is a six-hour round trip from Reading for a COVID-19 test. To make matters worse, we were promised a new testing centre, which has not arrived. This is in a university town, which obviously is particularly at risk.
We must take action now if we are to have any chance of stemming the rising tide of infections. Once up and running, a local tracing scheme could play an important part in keeping the virus under control until we have a vaccine and more effective treatments.