Coronavirus advice




Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.




MP welcomes new Business and Planning Bill

On Monday 29 June 2020, the Government will introduce new legislation to support businesses as they re-open in the wake of coronavirus.

The measures include:


Pavement licensing and outdoor seating

Anne-Marie's latest coronavirus update

Once more I bring you some information, useful links and answers to some of the more frequent questions I am receiving in my virtual postbag.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now gone live.


It enables employers to claim for 80% of their employees' salaries (plus NI and pension contributions) if they have been furloughed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.


It is a grant, not a loan.


Anne-Marie's latest coronavirus update

Covid-19 latest

I do hope everyone is well, and coping with the new measures.

Thank you for staying home when you can and maintaining social distancing when you need to leave your home. The video above shows why it is so important in our fight against this coronavirus.

The latest on Covid-19

Covid-19 latest

Northumberland Communities together

Northumberland County Council has launched it's Communities Together hub to ensure those who are unable to leave their homes receive the support they need.