City Corporation responds to COVID-19 Winter Plan

The Prime Minister has announced a COVID-19 Winter Plan, which outlines that England will move back into a regional, tiered approach to tackle the virus after the national restrictions end on December 2. Reacting to the news, City of London Corporation Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness said:

“Today’s announcement of a COVID-19 Winter Plan is welcome and it is good to have clarity on the arrangements for the festive period and into the new year.

“However, what we also urgently need from the Government is a clear plan to allow office workers to return to COVID-secure workplaces in order to get as much of the economy operating as possible. This is vital to protect livelihoods. We also need a thriving economy to help pay for the vast amount of support being provided at this time.

“With reports of a coming vaccine it seems there is finally light at the end of the tunnel, but in the meantime Londoners should continue to act responsibly by complying with the new rules in order to reduce transmission, save lives and protect the NHS.”