Coronavirus updates - Friday 20 March

Coronavirus

Published: Friday, 20th March 2020

Further updates on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) response are available


This includes updates on school closures, business rates, public transport and guidance provided to events, festivals and Common Ridings.

Tracey Logan, Chief Executive

“Coronavirus continues to present us with the biggest challenge our organisation has ever faced.

"We have now issued advice about schools, which clearly sets out the arrangements for the early part of next week. Detailed planning is continuing for the longer term. 

“We understand this a very worrying time for businesses. We are working hard to be able to release details on how businesses can access the funding and support which was announced by Scottish Government this week. We will provide updates as soon as we possibly can.

"We would urge all residents to continue to follow the government advice on limiting social contact, which is vitally important to help mitigate the spread of Coronavirus in our communities.

"I would like to thank Borders’ residents and our community partners for their support and cooperation during this difficult time.”