Corona Virus Advice from Joy Morrissey MP

My office has received a lot of correspondence seeking help and advice. To ensure you get the right help as quickly as possible please see the latest information below and follow the relevant guidance.
Joy Morrissey MP

Stay at Home
The Government has implemented a national lock down.
You must not leave your home.
Only leave your home for the following:
Food and medicine.
Exercise once a day by yourself.
Your place of work, if working from home is not possible.
Do not meet friends or family.
You can spread the virus even if you have no symptoms.
Failure to follow these rules may result in fines being issued.
Staying home will save lives
For more detailed advice got to

For the latest NHS guidance please go to
We have a shortage of ventilators but are calling on any businesses who are able to help produce more. If you can help please go to and fill in your businesses information, or call 0300 456 3565
We are passing legislation to allow recently retired nurses and doctors to return to work and help manage incoming cases.
We are working to increase testing capacity to 25,000 tests a day which will allow us to test NHS staff working on the frontline.

If you need to self-isolate and your employer requires evidence, you can get an isolation note from NHS 111 online at
DO NOT call NHS 111. Go online instead
If you are self-employed or on a zero-hours contract you can apply for Universal Credit
Contact 0800 328 5644 for more information
The government will be providing grants to employers which provide 80% of employees’ salaries. Go to for more information.

All state funded schools are closed until further notice.
Schooling will still be made available to certain core workers deemed of national significance, including NHS staff, social workers, police, and many more.
A full list can be found here
For further guidance contact 0800 046 8687
GCSE's, A-Levels, and all other public exams have been cancelled. Students will instead be assessed by an independently moderated assesment based upon mock examinations, previous public examination results, and input form schools and teachers.
The full information can be found here

Foreign Nationals
The Foreign Office has advised all British Nationals to return to the UK immediately.
If you are stranded abroad, or are having difficulty returning home, contact the consular services in the country you are in, or contact the Foreign Office on +44 207 008 1500
Find the relevant advice for the country you are staying in here
For more detailed travel advice from the government go to

Updated 30th March 2020


Please note, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all constituency surgeries with Joy Morrissey MP will now be held over the telephone. There will be no face-to-face surgeries until further notice.