Coronavirus - May Update

On 10th May the Prime Minister addressed the nation with an update on the latest Coronavirus measures and future plans. 

The Prime Minister said that we must stay alert and we must continue to control the virus and save lives.

Read more here about the UK Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy

Anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work. You can find guidance for getting back to work safely here.  

Whilst we must continue to stick to the social distancing guidelines, and more information on this can be found here, you can now leave your house as many times as necessary for outdoor exercise. You must stay alert and stay safe outside your home and more guidance on doing this can be found here.

Where possible, you should continue to avoid public transport. For some people this will not be possible and you can find guidance for passengers and operators here and further transport and travel guidance here

By June 1 at the earliest – after half term –  we may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of shops and to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

You can find actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for the wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020 here.

By July at the earliest - and subject to all the conditions and further scientific advice; if and only if the numbers support it, the Government is hoping to re-open at least some of the hospitality industry and other public places, provided they are safe and enforce social distancing.

As always, please do contact me at tobias.ellwood.mp@parliament.uk if you require any assistance.