Coronavirus

 

My office has received a lot of correspondence seeking help and advice. To ensure you get the right help as quickly as possible please see the latest information below and follow the relevant guidance.

Joy Morrissey MP

 

 

Stay at Home

  • The Government has implemented a national lock down.

  • You must not leave your home.

  • Only leave your home for the following:

    • Food and medicine.

    • Exercise once a day by yourself.

    • Your place of work, if working from home is not possible.

  • Do not meet friends or family.

  • You can spread the virus even if you have no symptoms.

  • Failure to follow these rules may result in fines being issued.

  • Staying home will save lives

  • For more detailed advice got to www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Testing

  1. The testing regime has been expanded significantly and now includes all NHS staff and Social Care workers.
  2. If you are an essential worker you are also eligible for a test. The full list of essential workers can be found here
    1. If you are in the above two categories you can apply for a test here
  3. If you are aged 65 and over and have symptoms you can get a test.
    1. ​​​​​​​To apply, click here
  4. If your work requires you to leave your home then you can also get a test if you have symptoms.
    1. ​​​​​​​To apply, click here

 

Employment

  1. If you need to self-isolate and your employer requires evidence, you can get an isolation note from NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19
    1. DO NOT call NHS 111. Go online instead
  2. If you are self-employed you may be eligible for the self-employed income scheme which covers 80% of profits made. Click here for more information.
  3. The government will be providing grants to employers which provide 80% of employees’ salaries. Go to www.gov.uk for more information.

 

Schools

  1. All state funded schools are closed until further notice.
  2. Schooling will still be made available to certain core workers deemed of national significance, including NHS staff, social workers, police, and many more.
    1. A full list can be found here
  3. For further guidance contact 0800 046 8687
  4. GCSE's, A-Levels, and all other public exams have been cancelled. Students will instead be assessed by an independently moderated assesment based upon mock examinations, previous public examination results, and input form schools and teachers. 
    1. The full information can be found here

 

Foreign Nationals

  1. The Foreign Office has advised all British Nationals to return to the UK immediately.
  2. If you are stranded abroad, or are having difficulty returning home, contact the consular services in the country you are in, or contact the Foreign Office on +44 207 008 1500
  3. Find the relevant advice for the country you are staying in here
  4. For more detailed travel advice from the government go to www.gov.uk

 

Local Community Services

  1. Buckinghamshire County Council has established a community support hub which can direct you towards help, and to volunteering opportunities to help others. Click here for more information.

 

Updated 29th April 2020

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Please note, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all constituency surgeries with Joy Morrissey MP will now be held over the telephone. There will be no face-to-face surgeries until further notice.