Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Jeane Freeman Jeane Freeman Scottish National Party

On the second question, that will be part of the consideration. My colleague Michael Matheson and others will be looking at that as part of their resilience planning should that happen; obviously, it has not happened yet. The provision of additional support from one health board to another is standard across our NHS, and that practice would simply be part of the existing resilience plans. We would expect health boards to be doing that, and they do.

There is guidance for ports in respect of our devolved powers, and there is also guidance from the UK Government for all ports, given the reserved powers that it holds.