Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Updates

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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
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about what you can do and can’t do during this pandemic here.

Keep up-to-date with government information about coronavirus (COVID-19) here

 

 

News

COVID-19 Update

As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, I would strongly urge all constituents to follow Government guidance and pay attention to the Prime Minister’s daily press conferences.

Progress with Caution

Four months after the formal start of the lockdown designed to stop the exponential growth of the spread of COVID-19 and to stop the NHS being overwhelmed by people needing intensive respiratory care, the country is making progress - progress with caution, but progress nonetheless. 

Progress with Caution

Four months after the formal start of the lockdown designed to stop the exponential growth of the spread of COVID-19 and to stop the NHS being overwhelmed by people needing intensive respiratory care, the country is making progress - progress with caution, but progress nonetheless. 

Face Coverings in Shops

Wearing a face covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, as we continue to control the virus and save lives. 

News Release: Alex Backs 'Eat Out to Help Out'

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has provided a much-needed boost for tourism and hospitality businesses in Brentwood and Ongar, as part of his Summer Economic Update to kickstart the economy post-coronavirus.

Brentwood Community Hospital - Open for Business

After a flurry of unsubstantiated social media rumours and claims about Brentwood Community Hospital’s future on Friday I had an online meeting with representatives of the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSEHCP) and health trust NELFT to get the true picture.

Prepare for Our High Streets' Independence Day this 4th July

I have no doubt the High Streets and town centres of Brentwood, Ongar, Shenfield, North Weald, Ingatestone, West Horndon and Abridge will be busier this weekend as the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions allows restaurants, pubs, libraries and churches to reopen – albeit under strict COVID se