Coronavirus - the latest information

Please see Coronavirus Updates on my homepage for the latest Government Advice.

UK National abroad and need help from the Foreign Office? You can call (+44) 207 0800 1500 for assistance and advice, or the embassy in that country. 

The Prime Minister is calling for a national effort in ventilator production to help fight coronavirus. If you can produce ventilators, please call the BEIS Business Support helpline on 0300 456 3565. 

Please visit for all the latest advice from the Government.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The approach of the government, supported by opposition parties, is guided by the Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Officer, Sir Patrick Vallance; their task is not easy, but as your local MP, I am 100% supportive. 

The UK's response is not reactionary, it is based on clinical, scientific and medical evidence. This section of the website sets out both the health advice and other efforts to help support businesses and our public services. 

The government has issued the following guidance, which you should follow: 

  • If you have symptoms of Coronavirus, however mild, you should stay at home and not leave your house for seven days from when symptoms started. Do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital. This will help protect others in your community. 
  • Stay at least two meters (approx. 3 steps) away from others in your home and sleep alone if possible. 
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you get the things you need to stay at home. 
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, each time using soap and water. 
  • Stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If symptoms worsen or are no better after 7 days, you should contact NHS 111 online at

If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. Contacting them online will help to free up call centres for those without internet access. Of course, in an emergency, dial 999. 

As your local MP, I am here to support our health services, individuals and businesses in any way I can who are affected by coronavirus. However, please understand that I have limited staff, and they are working flat out to help in whatever way they can. 

As the situation progresses, I will keep you updated.