Reading Borough Council has been working hard to maintain vital services to residents, businesses and vulnerable service users throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, adapting our service offer, making the most of digital opportunities and working in partnership with others to support those most in need. In collaboration with the community interest company, Reading UK, we have supported businesses in re-opening safely and have developed a comprehensive local outbreak plan to reduce the risks to residents and businesses associated with further incidence of the disease. In planning for recovery, we have given priority to an inclusive recovery which works for everyone in Reading, a green recovery which addresses the need to reduce carbon emissions and a cultural recovery which improves quality of life and provides new economic opportunities for the area.