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 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.

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

 

Testing

  1. Anyone in England ans Wales who has symptoms can now ask for a test
    1. Apply here
  2. Essential Workers can apply for priority testing, as well as anyone in the same househole
    1. Apply 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

From the week beginning 1st June 2020, we'll be asking:

  • Primary schools and childcare providers to bring back children in nursery, reception, year 1, and year 6
  • Secondary schools to offer some face-to-face support to supplement the remote education of year 10 children who are due to take GCSEs next year

Vulnerable children and the children of critical workers continue to be eligible to attend to attend, and we encourage them to do so where appropriate. Other children will continue to be supported to learn at home

Further information on which children can attend school is available 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.

 

Meeting People

The following guidance explains how you can now see people you do not live with, while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus.

  1. You can now meet outdoors in groups of up to 6 people. You must however observe the 1m+ social distancing rules
  2. Single Adult Households can form a 'support bubble' with one other household.
    1. All those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each others' homes, including overnight, without needing to stay 1m+ apart

 

FROM JULY 4th

From July 4th restrictions will be relaxed significantly and the following will be allowed

 

  • Pubs, Restaurants, and hairdressers will be able to reopen
  • 2 households will be able to meet up indoors with social distancing measures
  • Some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also open
  • Where staying 2m apart is not possible people will be able to stay '1m plus' apart

More information can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 

 

Updated 23rd June 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.