The President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Lord Provost have sent a message to the city to follow the rules during the coronavirus crisis to save lives.

In a joint letter, Professor Jackie Taylor, who is a NHS consultant at the Royal Infirmary, and Philip Braat, said the city needs to show all its resilience and work together to overcome the “unprecedented challenge”.

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They said as two institutions at the heart of the City of Glasgow they are working together to ensure these important instructions are heard and followed to save lives.

The full text of the letter is below.

“Glasgow is a city renowned for its resilience and community spirit. We must draw on these qualities now, and follow the instructions from the First Minister and Chief Medical Officer:

Stay home, unless you are an essential worker.

Only leave your home for essential items or to care for others.

If you must leave home, stay two meters away from others and

Wash your hands.

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“You have a crucial role to play in slowing down transmission of the virus, and in saving lives. It is vitally important that you follow this guidance. Playing your part will also help NHS Scotland to provide the care that is needed at a time of enormous pressure. It will help to protect you, your family and the most vulnerable people in our community.”


Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and Councillor Philip Braat, The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow