Yes they are waking up to the fact that they have over centralised stuff, and there is no proper local provision any more, Hancock is treating it as a National outbreak, not the many localised ones now often centred around General Hospitals, as infection and reinfection agents. PHE PHW, and PHS have no capacity for any real localised Track & trace, having removed the Council Environmental & Public Health Departments out of the equation. All they have is Hancock's busted App, and an army of badly trained call centre grunts.
Says care worker to old Mrs Jones, and "you really need to install that app so they can see you aren't going out"
Mrs Jones gets out a cheap candybar feature phone, and says, "can't install apps on that only phone and text, so don't need smartphone"
Interesting look at age demographic for smartphone ownership, is 70% age 55 -64 still low enough to dent Hancocks app effectiveness.
Other issue, many at risk homeless, low income also only have feature phones issued by care agencies or charities People released on tag who are in hostels are often issued with something likea £10 samsung/Nokia/Alcatel candybar, 2G non internet capable phone.
Good point, BN.
Changing the subject a bit, Directors of Public Health have written to the goverment expressing serious concerns about the easing of lockdown.