Council Leader Adam McVey on Edinburgh's Coronavirus response

Council Leader Adam McVey serious

City of Edinburgh Council Leader Adam McVey on emergency funding to support the Council's response to the Coronavirus.

Cllr McVey said:

We and our partners are working round the clock to ensure Edinburgh is ready for however the Coronavirus situation develops in the days, weeks and months ahead.

It’s a worrying and uncertain time for everyone and today we’ve confirmed an immediate allocation of £2m to reinforce the proactive and preventative measures we’ll need to take. Our focus is on minimising the impact of the virus on our communities and Council services, with a particular emphasis on health and social care. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we’ll continue to send relevant information to staff, schools and on our dedicated web page. We’ll also continue to signpost official guidance in areas like travel advice and what we can all do to protect ourselves and others.

This is a very challenging time for the city, and the world, but if we all pull together I know we will get through it.

Published: March 12th 2020