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Covid-19 testing update

The latest update from the Health Secretary on the Covid-19 testing picture:

Progress in securing a Covid-19 vaccine

I know constituents are keen to be kept updated on the progress on finding a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19. I have received the following from the Business Secretary Alok Sharma, who has responsibility for the UK Vaccine Taskforce:

New national restrictions

 

As the Prime Minister has set out, we are at a critical stage to fight this second wave of coronavirus. The risk is that for the first time in our lives, the NHS will not be there for us and for our families.

MP wins exemption for informal childcare

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has expressed her delight that the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has listened to the concerns she raised on behalf of local residents, after new restrictions in place in the north east prevented informal childcare arrangements.

New restrictions for the north east

Yesterday I joined a zoom meeting with the Health Minister Nadine Dorries and Professor Peter Kelly, Director of Public Health for the North East, to discuss new measures which will come into force in our region at midnight tonight.

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