Please find below a statement sent on behalf of Alison Macdonald and Sharon Saunders:

We are aware that across all of our communities there has been a huge amount of energy and willingness from people to come forward and offer support in response to local efforts to respond to Coronavirus.

The East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and East Lothian Council Communities staff will be working closely with Community Councils, Area Partnerships, Third Sector, wider Community Planning Partners and other members of the community to support a coordinated county-wide approach to these efforts.

We know there are growing concerns about the potential impact on individuals and communities locally. We are currently working to develop clear communication channels and we will provide regular updates.

Please continue to check the NHS Inform website for the most up-to-date Coronavirus advice.

Alison Macdonald, Chief Officer, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Sharon Saunders, Head of Communities and Partnerships, East Lothian Council

Published: Wednesday, 18th March 2020