Covid-19 Update

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

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Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

Does the health secretary agree that, if event organisers want to avoid the restriction phase, they must help now with the containment phase? Well over 100,000 people go to the football each week, and stadium toilets often have cold water—or even no water at all—and empty soap dispensers. People go on to shake hands and celebrate with those sitting around them. Does the cabinet secretary agree that, if such events are to continue, as I hope that they can, it is critical that decent washing facilities are in place? Will she contact the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League coronavirus response group to ask it to urgently ensure that facilities are up to scratch?