CORONAVIRUS 2020

A Message From Suella:

"Welcome to my page dedicated to COVID-19

As we enter phase two of our carefully planned timetable for lifting restrictions, it is of the utmost importance that we stay alert so that the Government's science backed pathway can properly take effect. The timetable depends on controlling the spread of the virus. If the evidence illustrates that sufficient progress is not being made, then the restrictions will stay in place for longer.

From 1 June, the Government intends a cautious, phased reopening of nurseries and primary schools starting with reception, Year 1 and Year 6, and then, from 15 June, we will be ensuring that secondary pupils with exams next year get some time with their teachers before their summer holidays. Similarly, the Government’s intention is also to allow outdoor markets and car showrooms to reopen from 1 June, as the risk of transmission of the virus is lower in these outdoor and more open spaces. All other non-essential retail will be expected to be able to reopen in a phased way from 15 June if the Government’s five tests are met and these companies follow the Covid-19 secure guidelines, giving them three weeks to prepare.

These measures that will come to fruition in the coming month represent the first careful steps on the ladder towards economic renewal and the return of stability. Like all of you I will be doing all I can to obey the clear guidance on social distancing, so that we can reap the fruits of our sacrifice as early and as safely as possible."

(May 28th 2020)

This fact booklet should provide you with all the information you need. However, if you require further clarity please do not hesitate to contact my office on 02072196451