Made up of South Yorkshire’s private sector, business bodies, universities, trade unions, local authorities and community groups, the South Yorkshire COVID-19 Response Group will meet regularly to make sure that everything is being done to make sure the region emerges as strong as it possibly can from the crisis.
It will be responsible for:
The Group agreed to work together and establish a plan to support South Yorkshire’s economic recovery. It pledged to showcase the contribution the region’s businesses are making to help the national effort to tackle Coronavirus, such as the production of ventilators and equipment for the NHS by manufacturers and medical technology companies.
Mayor of Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, said: “The Coronavirus is the greatest public health crisis we have faced, and it poses a massive challenge to our economy. I am working around the clock to keep our economy afloat and make sure South Yorkshire has what it needs to respond to the pandemic.
“I know people in South Yorkshire are resilient, but we must explore every option to support our communities, jobs and businesses. That’s why I have convened the region’s leading institutions to plan our response and ensure we are doing everything we can to help the region now and for the future.
“There will be tough days ahead, but I am determined we come out of this crisis strongly and when the worst is over, we build a brighter, prosperous future for South Yorkshire. By working together, we can make that happen for people living and working here.”
The Group is led by Dan Jarvis, and its members include:
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