It has been reported that several people have been unable to access the Test and Trace system when suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.
The 67-year-old GP revealed a hack on how to get a coronavirus test close to home during this morning’s edition of the ITV breakfast show.
Dr Hilary Jones shared a handy hack on how to get a coronavirus test close to home during Friday’s edition of Good Morning Britain after slamming the “chaotic and ridiculous” Test and Trace system
Dr Hilary explained this morning that there appears to be a glitch in the online booking system.
Good Morning Britain health expert Dr Hilary Jones was back on our screens on Friday to discuss the latest coronavirus news.
Some have travelled over 150 miles away from their home, while ill, to get to the nearest available test.
“But, if you go back on five minutes later you may now find a test becomes available near you the same day.
“When you go online and you look for a test you may be offered one many, many miles away.
When asked by a viewer what their next step would be after they were unable to secure a test, he said: “Technology is a large part of the problem
“So just keep trying. It’s not a very personal service at all it’s very impersonal.”
Speaking to host Piers Morgan, he stated: “We just don’t have the capacity to do the testing. And the Test and Trace at the moment is chaotic.
Earlier this week, Dr Hilary branded the Test and Trace system “chaotic and ridiculous”.
He added: “But if you just keep trying, keep logging on every few minutes, you will find that you will get a local test hopefully near to you.”
“It just doesn’t make any sense.”
“People are being asked to travel 150 miles for a test when they could be ill.
“Some have to [drive]for all sorts of reasons but some are offered that journey and they just don’t do it.
The doctor concluded: “It is ridiculous. We aren’t making these tests available with quick results locally and quickly and tracing every single person.”