Coronavirus Information

 

If you have either a new continuous cough or a fever you should all stay at home and self Isolate for 7 days. If someone in your household shows symptoms you should stay at home and self isolate for 14 days - 7 days to allow symptoms to potentially develop, followed by 7 days to allow the virus to clear. 

You can apply for a test here. We have now expanded eligibility so that anyone with symptoms can apply for a test. If you are an essential worker, please book a test here.

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
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

 

Everyone should stay at home where possible. The only exceptions are the four following reasons to leave the house:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible.

  • Outdoors exercise or recreation - this can now be with members of your immediate household or one member of a different household, providing that you adhere to social distancing guidance.

  • Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.

  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

 

The Police and local authorities have the powers to enforce social distancing rules and disperse groups of people. Current restriction will be either tightened or relaxed depending on how well people heed the advice and reduce the spread of the virus. It is more vital than ever that we come together and do our part to prevent the situation from worsening to the point that the Health service cannot cope and we see skyrocketing numbers of deaths.

 

You can find the latest Government advice here 

If you would like to see the NHS advice, it is available here

Key Helplines

NHS: 111

You should call NHS 111 in the following circumstances:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Medway Council: 01634 333 333

Food issues in Medway: emergency.foodproject@medway.gov.uk

Business' offering support & ventilators: 0300 456 3565

HMRC: 0800 015 9559

Universal Credit: 0800 328 5644

School closures: 0800 046 8687

What am I Doing as Your Member of Parliament?

My team and I have been responding to the hundreds of emails and phone calls that I have been receiving about this issue. I have been providing constituents with advice and guidance, and raising your concerns to the relevant authorities, local organisations and the Government. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can help you with during this difficult time.

I am also the Minister for Ports, Aviation and Security. I have been working every hour of the day with the maritime and aviation industries to provide them with the assurances they need. This means liaising via telephone with as many stakeholders as possible in the sector, ensuring that their concerns are understood and that plans are put in place by the Government. I have also been carrying out the work necessary to ensure that freight is still able to enter the country safely and that British tourists and visitors abroad are able to get home. 

 

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