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
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
- Anyone in England ans Wales who has symptoms can now ask for a test
- Apply here
- Essential Workers can apply for priority testing, as well as anyone in the same househole
- Apply here
- 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
- DO NOT call NHS 111. Go online instead
- 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.
- The government will be providing grants to employers which provide 80% of employees’ salaries. Go to www.gov.uk for more information.
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
- The Foreign Office has advised all British Nationals to return to the UK immediately.
- 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
- Find the relevant advice for the country you are staying in here
- For more detailed travel advice from the government go to www.gov.uk
Local Community Services
- 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.
The following guidance explains how you can now see people you do not live with, while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus.
- You can now meet outdoors in groups of up to 6 people. You must however observe the 1m+ social distancing rules
- Single Adult Households can form a 'support bubble' with one other household.
- 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
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.