Families right across the UK are extremely worried about the coronavirus. People want to see action - to know what to do next - and they want to see that the government's plans are effectual and scientifically-led. In the context of this global pandemic, it is right for the government to move forward with measures that will slow down the spread of this virus. As an MSP, it is up to me to help make clear to the public how best to prepare personally, plan for businesses, and protect those who are most vulnerable in our communities.
On these pages, you will find links to the most up to date information I have received from Holyrood and Westminster; what I and my Liberal Democrat colleagues are doing to protect communities and local businesses; and information about what I am doing specifically as the MSP for Edinburgh Western.
There are now significant lockdown measures in place. Read them here.
My constituency office in on St John's Road in Corstorphine will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future but we are by no means stopping work. As usual, I will be available on email at Alex.firstname.lastname@example.org and on 0131 334 1814 throughout the week.
The situation is changing quickly but I will do my best to update everyone with all the relevant information as best I can.