COVID-19

On this page you will find updates and guidance regarding the ongoing situation with Covid-19. We will update it as regularly as possible.

The most important thing to state is that it is absolutely vital that everyone follows the guidance from the Government. Updates and advice on a range of components can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

I understand that this is a deeply worrying time for many people in this country and I will try to provide information where I can. This is a vast challenge for the economy, society and, most acutely, our NHS, and I will continue to work with local and national stakeholders to manage our response.

If you have a very specific concern or would like clarification, please do email me and I will be sure to provide you with as much assistance as possible.

The current Government advice for individuals is as below:

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others is attached below. 

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News

COVID-19 crisis leaves Sudbury couple stranded in Indian hospital

A Sudbury couple have been left stranded in a poorly-maintained Indian hospital after one of their party tested positive for coronavirus.

But their family are campaigning for the Foreign Office and the Indian authorities to transfer them to more appropriate facilities.

My statement on Coronavirus - 18th March 2020

When it comes to Coronavirus there is no point beating around the bush. We face the most profound societal, economic and – above all – public health challenge since the Second World War.