Groups of up to 6 People are Permitted to Meet and Persons Shielding may leave the house

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, and with the current “R” (infection) rate now below 1 in all areas, from 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 in England people are able to meet in groups of up to six people from different households outside - in parks or now also in private gardens - as long as people observe a two-m

NHS Test and Trace System Launched

The new NHS Test and Trace programme has now been rolled out, to help us move towards a more normal time.

The move will ensure we keep making progress in easing the lockdown while continuing to keep the virus under control. 

The Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy

On Monday, 11th May, the Government released a new 50-page document that outlines in detail the Government’s approach to dealing in the longer-term with Covid-19. 

Our Plan to Re-Open Schools

In the House of Commons on Wednesday 13th May 2020, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, reiterated how his Department have “worked closely with all the teaching unions and headteachers’ unions and with the sector”. 

Furlough Scheme Extended Until October

The furlough scheme – or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – is a Government scheme to help people keep their jobs whilst they are unable to work due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Currently, furloughed workers across the UK receive 80% of their salary, up to £2,500 per month, from the Government.

Michael Answers Commons Questions

Last week I travelled from Northampton to Westminster for the first time in several weeks to personally appear in the House of Commons to answer ministerial questions as Her Majesty’s Solicitor-General for England and Wales. This took place on Tuesday, 28th April 2020.

Mental Health and Covid-19

The coronavirus outbreak is of course impacting on everyone’s daily lives. This also includes individuals’ mental health.