The council says there is enough emergency accommodation now to house the city’s rough sleepers.

Many men and women are still on the streets and the winter night shelter was forced to close after two people tested positive for coronavirus.

The shelter closed when someone who used it and a member of staff contracted the virus.

In the last few days a number of rooms in hotels have been found and paid for to put people up during the crisis.

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The council received cash from the Scottish Government and said it worked with the Simon Community to identify people and get them into rooms.

There have been concerns for people sleeping rough and spending their days on the city centre streets when the rest of the country is told to stay indoors to protect from the coronavirus.

The shelter, which was due to continue until the end of the month, closed its doors early last week and many were left on the streets with just a sleeping bag.

On several nights this winter, the night shelter, hosted by Lodging House Mission but operated by Glasgow City Mission, which has space for 40 people, was at full capacity.

Councillor Mhairi Hunter, Glasgow’s City Convener for Health and Social Care, said: “Over the past fortnight Glasgow’s Health & Social Care Partnership have been focused on securing additional emergency accommodation for those who require it. This has included several hotels in the city and ensures that all of those whom we have a legal responsibility to assist can self-isolate where necessary in accordance with the official Covid-19 guidance.

“I’d personally like to thank all frontline HSCP staff who are working hard during this unprecedented emergency to support the city’s most vulnerable residents, both young and old.”

The council said that there were 30 people rough sleeping in the city centre at the last official count and said there is now enough emergency accommodation in hotels and B&Bs to accommodate them all.

However, concerns still remain about the welfare of people on the street particularly those with addiction issues.

People working with homeless drug users said that they will not self isolate unless they have a safe supply of the drug they are taking and there are fears many could be forced into withdrawal with no support.

The council said “Glasgow HSCP’s alcohol and drug recovery services continue to operate offering treatment and support to those who need it.

“We recognise the risk to people with problem alcohol and drug use at this time and are prioritising service delivery to ensure continuation and access to our essential services. “

Campaigner Sean Clerkin said: “We need the authorities to protect our homeless one of our most vulnerable groups.”