As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds we find ourselves in a fast-moving scenario and I understand that members of the public are concerned on a number of levels. It is clear that the virus will be with us for some time, but I would like to offer my reassurance that as your Member of Parliament I am working alongside my ministerial colleagues and others who are dedicated to ensuring that the public is protected.
As with any major incident, a lot of false information about this virus is being shared online - it is very important that you make sure that the information you use comes from a trusted source - all of the information on this page has been sourced from the NHS, Public Health England and the official UK Government website.
Information about coronavirus - COVID-19
Coronaviruses are a ‘type’ of virus. The coronavirus we are all hearing about is called COVID-19, but you may also hear it called - coronavirus.
USEFUL LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For advice on identifying symptoms:
If you think you may be suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19, visit the 111 NHS website to go through their interactive online form:
For the latest Government advice:
For those who need to self-isolate:
For information on how the Government is supporting those affected:
For guidance on social distancing and protecting the most vulnerable:
Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision:
Guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:
For the latest advice on travel and those overseas:
If you are a UK national abroad and need help from the UK Foreign Office you can call:
(+44) 207 008 1500 for assistance and advice - or contact the UK embassy in that country.
For specific advice for Business Owners, Employers and Employees:
Government Business Support helpline +(44) 300 456 3565