22nd May 2020
Statement from Martin Swales, Solace President and Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council
Following the Government’s announcement of £300 million of funding for local authorities to support the new Covid-19 test and trace service in England, Solace President Martin Swales gave the following statement:
“The launch of Local Outbreak Plans is a critical shift in our Response to COVID19, which Solace strongly supports. Local Government leadership will enable coordinated plans with the ability to flex to specific circumstances, optimise regional partnerships and respond to timely local intelligence.
The events of recent weeks have presented Councils with unparalleled challenges and the response of the sector has been incredible. Our work continues and colleagues from across the UK will respond, pull together and adapt to best protect their local communities.”
Martin Swales, Solace President and Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council