Coronavirus

7th April 2020

This page provides up-to-date information, guidance, and advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a local MP during this most critical time for our country, I believe I have three key responsibilities when carrying out my duties:

1.       Representing Mid Norfolk’s views, queries and concerns to Ministers and their officials in Whitehall.

2.       Disseminating and signposting Government information and NHS guidance.

3.       Supporting local leaders with the response on the ground here in Norfolk.

Please see my latest video below:

Think you might have coronavirus?

For the latest medical advice, please visit the NHS website here and the Public Health England website here

For the latest Government advice, please visit the Gov.uk website here.

 

Community Assistance and Self-Isolation

If you or others in your local community are in one of the less at-risk categories and are able/willing to offer support to those in self-isolation, please do let me know at george.freeman.mp@parliament.uk

I intend to post information about these groups and individuals so that my constituents can see who is available to help in their areas.

If you are self-isolating, you may wish to download this poster (below), print it, and attach it to your front door:

I am self isolating

Across Norfolk, many people are dropping these cards (below) through neighbours' doors to offer help:

Viral Kindness card

Both flyers can be downloaded here and here.

I am self isolating. If you need to contact me, please 

Viral Kindness Card "Hello! If you are self-isolating, I can help."

 

 

 

Links to further guidance

 

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): driving tests and theory tests

You should still go for your driving or theory test, unless you, someone you live with, your instructor or someone they live with have co

News story: Free childcare offers to continue during coronavirus closures

The Government will continue to pay funding to local authorities for the free entitlements for two, three and four-year-olds

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

Use this page to navigate the latest guidance on the virus for people in Wales

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

Guidance about visiting prisons during the coronavirus pandemic.

Press release: £3.2 million emergency support for rough sleepers during coronavirus outbreak

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announces £3.2 million emergency funding to help rough sleepers to self-isolate.

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government

Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

Find out the number of cases and risk level in the UK, what to do if you have symptoms, and what the government is doing about the virus.

News story: New government structures to coordinate response to coronavirus

The Prime Minister has set up new ministerial structures to coordinate, prioritise and respond to the coronavirus pandemic across governm

Press release: Travel Advice against all non-essential travel: Foreign Secretary's statement, 17 March 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave a statement advising against all non-essential travel overseas in response to the coronavirus (COVID-

Detailed guide: Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

News story: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Information on healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses.

Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

News story: New guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection

Next stage of COVID-19 public information campaign highlights guidance for households with possible infection.

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated wh

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Detailed guide: COVID-19 guidance for mass gatherings

Guidance and advice for those arranging or planning to attend events in the UK.

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable people.

News story: Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators

We are looking for businesses to support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components.

Statement to parliament: Controlling the spread of COVID-19: Health Secretary's statement to Parliament

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock updated Parliament on the significant steps taken to control the spread of cor

Press release: Robert Jenrick reaffirms support for councils in their coronavirus response

The Local Government Secretary addressed over 300 council leaders and sector bodies in a call on the government’s response to coronavirus

Speech: PM statement on coronavirus: 16 March 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on coronavirus.

Press release: Face-to-face health assessments for benefits suspended amid coronavirus outbreak

Claimants on disability benefits will no longer be required to attend face-to-face assessments.

News story: Government publishes updated COVID-19 industry guidance

New and updated industry guidance published on limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), following last week’s shift to the ‘delay’

News story: Government and BBC's joint statement on delaying the TV licence fee for over 75s

Changes put in place in response to the coronavirus situation.

Press release: Braemar Cruise Ship: Foreign Office Statement

Evacuation flights from Cuba are being planned for passengers aboard the Braemar cruise ship in co-ordination with Fred Olsen Cruise Line

Speech: It’s a national effort to win coronavirus fight, we all have crucial part to play

Article by Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Press release: Prime Minister to lead cross-government drive to defeat coronavirus

New daily press conferences to keep public informed on how to protect themselves.

 

 

 

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For the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For the latest medical advice visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

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