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Response to report from Comptroller and Auditor General

05 May 2022


The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has published a review of the COVID-19 Test and Trace and Vaccination Programmes.

Covid-19 Test and Trace and Vaccination programmes - C&AG report 

The Test and Trace and the Vaccination Programmes have been key tools in the Government's COVID-19 pandemic response and strategy.

Director of Public Health, Professor Peter Bradley, said: "I'd like to thank the C&AG and her team for their comprehensive report into the Test and Trace Programme and the Vaccination Programme. We welcome the findings and conclusions which are so important for us to learn from. 

"I am pleased that the C&AG recognises the pace at which the programmes have evolved as a result of the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, and how Jersey has performed well in comparison to other jurisdictions. 

"The publication also provides us with an opportunity to recognise the skills, dedication, and hard work of all the staff working in the Test and Trace and Vaccination Programmes. These programmes have often been acknowledged as world class, which is testament to the staff. 

"Testing and vaccination has been absolutely essential in keeping both Islanders and visitors safe throughout the pandemic; particularly during the peak waves of infection when vaccination worked as a defence against the virus, and test and trace ensured that the spread of infection could be kept to a minimum within the community and at our borders. 

"I'd like to thank everyone who has been involved in the programmes as you continue to keep Islanders safe."

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