I am writing to you concerning the current health crisis posed by the Covid-19 virus. I wanted to make sure that you know where to access the latest information about how you should respond to the virus. I know that this is a very difficult time for everyone.
Firstly, the latest information about the virus and the strategy for dealing with it in the UK is available on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
In addition, for older constituents I have had the following message from Age Concern which may be helpful.
I am writing from Age UK with information and advice for your older constituents on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This webpage has information from Age UK about the symptoms of coronavirus and the steps to take to stop it spreading:
If your constituents have concerns about anything else, including welfare, care or housing, they can contact Age UK’s free advice line, 8am-7pm, 365 days a year: 0800 055 6112
I know that everyone in our health service is doing everything they can to prepare for the impact of the virus. I have met the leadership of the Epsom and St Helier Trust to discuss their preparations and what they need. I have also spoken to our main local supermarkets and have been assured that whilst they are under great pressure at the moment, they expect stock of goods that are in short supply to continue to be delivered as normal.
I know this is a very difficult period for the country, and I will endeavour to keep you up to date with any relevant new information that I receive.
Chris Grayling MP
Information received from the office of Chris Grayling MP
Member since: 10th July 2012
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