Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information and Updates
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Council is focussing on essential services only
West Lothian Council is only focussing on delivering essential services due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID 19).
The council is concentrating resources to make sure vital services are maintained, with greatly reduced staffing levels expected in the coming weeks.
National modelling estimates that councils will see absences of at least 50% over the months ahead due to the combination of illness, self-isolation and leave to care for family following the national decision to close schools.
Essential services such as careline, social care, care at home, waste collections, social work, essential housing repairs and care for vulnerable people will be among the key services which are prioritised.To enable this, the council has suspended responses to enquiries or complaints about service provision and will instead be focusing efforts to prioritise our statutory and essential services
The council will continue to focus on our statutory duties under the Civil Contingencies Act.
We would appeal for residents to only contact the council only if necessary to allow staff to concentrate on the priorities. We thank everyone for their support.