Statement from the Prime Minister

the Prime Minister instructed us to help protect our NHS by staying at home.

No Member of Parliament wants to see these measures in place, but by doing what we can we are allowing the NHS to do all they can to give those requiring it, the best treatment and care possible.

Until instructed otherwise, please only leave your household for the following reasons:

- To buy food and other necessities

- To pursue one form of exercise: solo or with members of your household, such as running, walking, cycling.

- For medical needs

- To travel to work but only when necessary and unable to work from home.

All shops selling non-essential goods will be closed, along with gyms, libraries and places of worship. Ceremonies such as weddings and baptisms will no longer be able to take place but exceptions will be made for funerals.

Police will have the power to impose fines and disperse gatherings but these measures will be in constant review and lifted once evidence indicates it is safe to do so.

I understand and appreciate the challenges adhering to these measures may cause and I am available at mark.fletcher.mp@parliament.uk should you require any guidance or assistance.

By working together we can all do what we can to #stopthespread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Regularly updated information on Coronavirus (Covid-19) can be found via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

See Also

Closing Schools

 So far the advice has been that that we should keep schools open to reduce the pressure on the NHS and on other public services. But this has always been a balanced judgement and kept under constant review.  

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

Self-Isolation

If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.