CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Prime Minister has today progressed our Coronavirus response, meaning there are a few changes to what we should do if we feel unwell.

IF YOU HAVE EITHER A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR A HIGH TEMPERATURE YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS.

You DO NOT need to contact NHS 111 in this time unless your symptoms worsen and you feel you cannot cope at home. More detailed information is available in the link below.

HELP IF YOU NEED TO SELF-ISOLATE.

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced that changes have been made to both Statutory Sick Pay and Universal Credit to provide easier and quicker access to financial support throughout any self-isolation period. A hardship fund has also been created which will be available to local councils for those in the greatest need.

If you are facing particular difficulties, then please do get in contact by phone or email (‪0207 219 3969‬ or ‪dehenna.davison.mp@parliament.uk‬).

SELF-ISOLATION

If you are displaying any of the Coronavirus symptoms, it’s really important that you follow the guidance and self-isolate. I am doing just that, having been advised to self-isolate for 7 days. I will provide further updates as they arise. Unfortunately, it means this weekend’s constituency engagements have been cancelled, which, in the current circumstances, is the responsible thing to do for the sake of local residents.

I am truly sorry for any inconvenience caused. My team and I will be in contact as soon as possible to rearrange. Urgent cases, as ever, can be raised by phone, on ‪0207 219 3969‬.

You can rest assured that I am working from home as much as possible and am in regular contact with my team - as much as we can, it’s business as usual, if a bit more digital!