COSLA comment on the First Minister’s statements on 22nd March
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Commenting this afternoon (Sunday) COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said:

“Following the First Minister’s statement this afternoon – we urge everyone to listen and act in line with the clear expectations laid out. The duty is upon us all to act for our own protection and for the protection of those most at risk of becoming seriously ill. COSLA is working in close partnership with the Scottish Government and is fully supportive of this advice. Councils across Scotland are working with their community partners to put the advice into practice – everyone has to do the right thing for the health of all.

“The First Minister also confirmed, following changes in public health advice, that no young people should attend school to complete coursework. The SQA will provide further guidance on the completion of coursework, and details around the approach on certification soon.

"To all the Local Government employees across Scotland: It has been a challenging week. I wanted to again take the opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and dedication. You are all making such an incredible difference in communities the length and breadth of the country. As we enter what will I am sure be another challenging week I know you will all continue to rise to the challenge. COSLA and Local Government will continue to work with our colleagues across the public sector, civil society and communities collaboratively for the benefit of all Scotland’s citizens. Stay safe.”