Public sector: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the easing of covid-19 restrictions on 19 July 2021 on the delivery of statutory public services.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The relationship between cases and hospitalisation has changed; and while cases will continue to rise as set out from the start of the Roadmap, the vaccination programme has substantially weakened the link between infection and serious illness or death

Local authorities in England have a statutory duty to provide a range of services to their communities and have business continuity plans in place in order to continue to deliver these services and mitigate against any disruptions.

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