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Resilience to coronavirus of emergency services

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

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

How will blue light staff get to work in the event of restrictions on travel owing to coronavirus?

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.

There is currently no suggestion that restrictions on travel will be imposed. The maintenance of essential services to enable London to function is core to the principle of any emergency response. This includes our highly resilient transport network. I continue to follow expert advice, and there is no suggestion that we should restrict travel to such an extent that critical employees such as the emergency services staff cannot get to work.