Coronavirus impact [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1332
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has any assessment been made about the impact of a Coronavirus pandemic on London’s emergency service staffing levels and ability to respond to an emergency?

Answer

Coronavirus impact [2]

Coronavirus impact [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is a very fast moving emergency situation, so please note that this response was based on the developments and advice given at the time. 

All Category 1 and 2 responders have reviewed their Business Continuity arrangements and their pandemic preparedness, following the London Resilience Forum that took place on 6 February. All organisations continue to review their plans in light of any new evidence and intelligence.  

All emergency services, as Category 1 responders, have a statutory duty to have in place business continuity plans for events like pandemics. These plans are well prepared and tested.