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Coronavirus impact [2]

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Has any assessment been made about the impact of a Coronavirus pandemic on London’s emergency service staffing levels and ability to respond to an emergency?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

This is a very fast moving emergency situation, so please note that this response was based on the developments and advice given at the time.

All Category 1 and 2 responders have reviewed their Business Continuity arrangements and their pandemic preparedness, following the London Resilience Forum that took place on 6 February. All organisations continue to review their plans in light of any new evidence and intelligence.

All emergency services, as Category 1 responders, have a statutory duty to have in place business continuity plans for events like pandemics. These plans are well prepared and tested.