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Government's Stay Alert Advice

***Update on COVID-19***

This week the government made some important announcements relating to the next steps to be taken during the COVID-19 crisis.

Labour’s priority is protecting the public’s health and saving lives. That is why we supported the lockdown and support the restrictions that have been put in place. But we need to be honest with the public about the challenges ahead. We are in this for the long haul.

The government has now set out in guidance their plan to move forward from the lockdown in order to safeguard livelihoods, in a way that ministers say will be safe and continues to protect our NHS.

You can read their recovery strategy here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy

Some people said the messaging from Government was inconsistent and so it is important to read the do’s and don’ts for the next stage of lockdown here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

The Government has also provided guidance on how to stay safe should you leave your home – you can read this here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home

The Chancellor also announced this week that the Job Retention Scheme will now continue until October: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-furlough-scheme-until-october

For all further information including the Government’s new ‘Stay Alert’ messaging: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Other useful information:

COVID-19 and claiming benefits: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Guidance for businesses: https://www.gov.uk/…/guidan…/covid-19-support-for-businesses

NHS website for the latest health advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Please do keep in touch with any issues that aren’t covered by the information above.

If you’re a constituent in need of help I would kindly ask that you e-mail me on kate.green.mp@parliament.uk so that my team and I can keep track of all correspondence and ensure your query is dealt with efficiently. Please also make sure you don’t post any personal information such as your address or other contact details here as this is a public page.

Please also bear in mind that strict parliamentary rules mean that I can only act on behalf of my constituents. Before getting in touch, or getting in touch on behalf of someone else, please do check that I’m your MP or the MP of the person who needs help. You can do this online here https://members.parliament.uk/constituencies/ to ensure that you can get advice as quickly as possible.

Thank you for reading another long update! Please stay safe and continue to look after each other during these difficult times.

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