Hasn’t your bin been picked up yet? CHAOS with pings as the NHS tracks and tracks sparks bin guys
In addition to the pandemic, the UK has been beset by a pingdemic, with the NHS COVID-19 app forcing local authorities to halt waste collection across the country.
CEOs have warned that the scenario is creating a threat to firms across a wide range of industries as a result of employees being forced to isolate, with one claiming the situation is “producing disaster.” The software, which is exclusively available in England and Wales, notifies users when they come into touch with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting them to isolate for ten days.
However, with the limitations set to ease on Monday and the government eager for businesses to resume normal operations as soon as possible, progress looks to be impeded by the app – and, ultimately, the virus’s ubiquity.
Garden waste collections have been suspended for two weeks as nearly a quarter (23%) of Coventry’s 34 waste collection teams are now off work.
Recycling garbage pickups in Thornton, Lancashire, were canceled on Wednesday after a number of employees were ejected.
“There are a very tiny number of positive cases among council personnel, but a very large number who are now self-isolating,” said Julie Craig, cabinet member for highways, communities, and transportation.
“Any time a member of the crew confirms contact with someone who has tested positive, it has an unavoidable knock-on effect on the rest of the crew.”
“These isolations include a large number of specially-trained drivers for whom a substitute is difficult to find,” she continued.
“Safe operation at full capacity is not possible due to the temporary shortage of specialist staff.”
It’s not just the public sector that’s being squeezed.
“Cases have gone through the ceiling, and it is causing havoc,” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos told The Telegraph.
He wouldn’t disclose how many of the company’s 2,000 employees had been told to isolate, but he wouldn’t rule out a complete shutdown, saying, “Never say never.”
To keep things on track, the auto manufacturer is now combining personnel from both shifts who have yet to be pinged into a single one, he stated.
Rolls-Royce isn’t the only corporation with challenges.
Hundreds of people attended the “Brinkwire Summary News.”