Coronavirus - COVID-19 support

Coronavirus - Government response

Matt Hancock our Health Secretary, his team, and our scientific advisers are working round the clock to analyse and assess the evolving situation to ensure the Government are taking the best decisions to support the people of the United Kingdom.

Matt, and the Prime Minister have, and will continue to, follow the advice of our world leading scientists to support their decision making. As someone with a background in science, I studied genetics at Cambridge University and went on to become a science teacher, I support the Government's approach.

The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves and those we love is to follow the official advice - social-distancing and social-isolation are key to protecting the most vulnerable amongst us.

Our goal is clear. The over-riding objective is to protect life. We must all do everything in our power to tackle this virus.

We will all be asked to make sacrifices, to protect ourselves and others, particularly those most vulnerable to this virus - the older and those with certain underlying conditions. 

I and my small team will be working on behalf of all the constituents of Penistone and Stocksbridge, and all UK citizens - to that end I have created a set of web pages which I will keep up-to-date with the latest advice and guidance for you, for employers and for businesses. 

Coronavirus - COVID-19 advice and guidance