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East Lothian's covid-19 response

EDM (Early Day Motion) 514: tabled on 20 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the excellent efforts of communities, businesses, charities, keyworkers and individuals throughout East Lothian in its response to the covid-19 pandemic; recognises the essential NHS staff on the frontline caring for those suffering from the virus; further recognises the keyworkers in shops and care homes for their vital services; notes the role of community groups in supporting the county’s most vulnerable; further notes the commendable efforts of local businesses for their innovation in responding to the crisis; understands that this includes farms and shops adapting and changing to provide delivery, online shopping, and essential items; further commends the role of community groups across towns and villages in East Lothian that have provided volunteer-run on-call services to the most vulnerable; understands that those services include providing essential shopping, medicines and on-call support to people experiencing loneliness and isolation; acknowledges the difference made each day to people’s lives as a result of those efforts; and highlights that those endeavours are steeped in community spirit, simple acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and innovation during these unprecedented times in our nation’s history.