**Issued on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant**
At what is a difficult time for us all, I would like to record my thanks and support for all the work being done in Lancashire by our public services and others working to protect our people.
The NHS is inevitably on the front line, and I know what a sterling job it is doing. It and our community also rely on the help of those in the Ambulance service, the Constabulary, the Fire and Rescue service, public utilities, and our teachers, local authority staff, food workers, carers and many other vital professionals and volunteers.
At times like this, we are reminded of the value and commitment of all these people, and how grateful we are for it. I am confident that we can get through the months ahead if we all work together and help each other.
I wish you all well.
The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire