Coronavirus: 'Come together and support each other:' Doncaster mayor issues statement

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones has told people to come together and support each other during the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:42 am
Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones.

She has issued a statement as the globe gets to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic urging people to be kind and helping each other.

She said: “I want to reassure our communities in Doncaster that we along with our NHS organisations and other partners in the borough have been planning for coronavirus.

“We appreciate this is an extremely unsettling time for people and they are concerned about what is happening on a daily basis.

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“The scale of the effects of this pandemic are being assessed each day for our borough.

“I do want to reinforce that we do have plans in place and have been planning behind the scenes.

“These plans are being updated to deal with the emerging situation.

“Public Health is leading on the response to this pandemic and we are supporting them through our emergency planning role. Myself and my cabinet and councillors are being regularly updated on the national position and guidance.

“Please follow the guidance and read the information that is on our website at www.doncaster.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow us on MyDoncaster Twitter and Facebook.

“As a council, we will be ensuring we have people and resources in place to ensure as many council services will continue to run whilst ensuring the health and safety of our residents and staff.

“If you need council services, then please go online to request them and if you do have symptoms, do not come in to any of our offices or facilities.

“ We do not know precisely how long this crisis will go on for – it could be months - so I would ask for our borough to come together and to support each other, be kind and patient and follow national advice. We all need to stay well and safe and care for people around us.”

According to Doncaster Council’s website, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Doncaster.