COVID 19: IMPORTANT ADVICE & INFORMATION

As of 19th July, most legal restrictions in England have now been lifted. However, there is still some guidance that it is important to follow:

  • Meet up with others outside where possible, and if indoors open windows and doors where possible
  • If you think you may have the Covid 19 symptoms, take a PCR test and stay at home
  • Wear face coverings in crowded places to help protect others
  • Check in with the NHS Covid 19 app when you're out 
  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • Get vaccinated if you're 18 or over

Further guidance on the current rules, please visit Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The Government have produced a plan for managing the Covid crisis as we head into the autumn and winter months across the end of this year and the beginning of 2022, including a comprehensive 'Plan A' approach and a 'Plan B' should further measures be necessary. Further information is available at COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Do not leave your home if you or someone you live with has one of the following:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste 

If you have any of these symptoms, please visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test for information on getting a test. Please do not call 111 unless you cannot cope with the symptoms at home, your symptoms get worse, or if they do not get better after seven days.

Please use the hotlines and links below which should be able to help you with any questions or concerns you may have, as we continue our fight against the virus:

Update on travel advice:

If you're planning to travel abroad you should follow these three steps:

  1. Check the rules for the territory or country that you are visiting
  2. Find out what you need to do when you return to England
  3. Book any tests or quarantine hotel packages that you need

More information on travelling abroad is available at Travel abroad from England during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

A new simpler system for global travel will come into force on 4th October, which will only include a 'red list' and the rest of the world and simpler rules on testing requirements. 

Update on support for businesses, employers and employees:

Protecting our mental health:

The Government has now established a Whatsapp service that those wanting the latest, factual information can sign up for. To register, just add 07860 064422 to your contacts and then message the word 'hi'. You can also now download the NHS Covid-19 App for free, for contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. More information is available at https://covid19.nhs.uk/ 

All of these advice pages are subject to change as and when circumstances change, but I will keep the links and hotlines updated when necessary. If there is anything that I can do to support you, your family or your business or organisation, please do not hesitate to email me at james.morris.mp@parliament.uk