The Government is acting on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Advisor and is intervening to assist the people of this country and its economy.

The UK Government is following the best medical and scientific advice in the world.

The situation is very fluid and advice can change. Measures the Government is taking to support individuals and businesses may also change and expand. I am attending emergency COBRA meetings of government regularly in my capacity as HM Solicitor-General.

Up-to-date information and guidance from HM Government on the Coronavirus, including stay at home guidance, can be found on this website:

Up-to-date information and guidance from the NHS on the Coronavirus can be found here:

A copy of the Government’s Coronavirus Action plan is available here:

Northamptonshire County Council also have a dedicated website with updates which is available here:

I would strongly encourage all people to follow the advice from the NHS and the Government from the above websites.

Wherever possible, please also take the time to contact elderly or high-risk relatives and neighbours. We will all need to work together and support each other in the coming weeks.

Volunteers are needed during this difficult time and if you are able to volunteer in any way then please email and they will direct you.