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: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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 alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
 

New guidance for businesses permitted to open from 4th July

The government has produced updated guidance on those businesses permitted to open from 4th July, and those which must remain closed. Please see below for further information:

Opening certain businesses and venues in England from 4 July 2020

Additional guidance has been produced on meeting people outside of their household and can be found here:

Meeting people from outside your house from 4 July

 

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News

My latest column - 18th June 2020

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing in this column about the need to ‘stay at home’ at the height of the pandemic. That was around Easter, as lockdown became all embracing, and even a vague sense of ‘normality’ returning seemed very distant indeed.

My latest column - 21st May 2020

I appreciate that some readers may have been confused when the Prime Minister recently made his Sunday broadcast switching our principal instructive slogan from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay alert’.

My latest column - 16th April 2020

On Tuesday I received an email of historic proportions from the Speaker of the House of Commons, informing me that we were likely to meet as a ‘virtual Parliament’ next week.

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.