On this page you will find updates and guidance regarding the ongoing situation with Covid-19. We will update it as regularly as possible.
Government updates and advice on a range of components can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Covid-19 has been 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:
England has moved to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.
- Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
- Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
- Work from home, if you can
- Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
- Get tested and self-isolate if required
A Covid-19 booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection that you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.
It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from Covid-19. I would urge all of my constituents to get your jabs as soon as you can.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms, even if mild:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate
From the 17th January 2022, you can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6, and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.
Testing for international arrivals:
From the 9th January 2022, if you qualify as fully vaccinated, you can take either a rapid lateral flow or PCR test within 2 days of arriving in England. If you have a positive result on the rapid lateral flow test, you must self-isolate immediately.