March 27, 2020

MOT Exemption During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Government have now confirmed that vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities. cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption this will allow people to carry on with essential travel vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition All …

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March 26, 2020

Home Office and Immigration Queries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Doctors of the World has translated the latest NHS guidance about Covid-19 into 34 languages. If you have immigration queries related to coronavirus, please email the dedicated Home Office Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. They have confirmed your email will receive a response within 5 working days. Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk. Your email must be in English. You can also call the Coronavirus Immigration Help …

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March 25, 2020

ACAS Advice for Businesses and Employees

Acas has up to date, relevant services to provide support around coronavirus and the measures we are taking to address the challenge, for employers and employees. I would be very grateful if you could share the below with constituents and local employers so that they have the latest, most accurate messages and information. Acas are the workplace experts, funded by …

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March 24, 2020

Can your business help with the COVID-19 effort?

The UK Government has established a new email address to help collect and prioritise offers for help from businesses aside from the Call for Action on ventilators. A reminder that any additional offers for support should be sent to: Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk. People will be directed towards a webform to fill in with the relevant information. You can also call 0300 456 …

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March 23, 2020

Advice for Key Workers

Welsh Government Free Childcare for Critical Workers in Wales Critical workers in Wales will now receive free childcare for children under 5 thanks to this Welsh Government initiative. You can read more about this by clicking here. If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot …

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March 17, 2020

Temporary Office Closure

As a precautionary measure, I’ve taken the decision to postpone my upcoming advice surgeries and have closed my constituency office to face-to-face appointments and drop-ins to protect my staff and the wider public. I’ll keep this under constant review. Constituents may of course still raise issues with me by calling 02921 329736 or emailing jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk For questions about the impact …

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus: Key Sources of Information

If you’re looking for information and advice regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic, make sure to avoid any fake news and follow these key sources of information. These sources are being constantly updated and are the best places to find the latest information. Daily updates from Public Health Wales https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ Online symptom checker from NHS Direct Wales https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/?ScName=CoronaVirusCOVID19&SCTId=175 Welsh Government’s coronavirus …

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March 6, 2020

Right to Rehabilitation Event

It was great to attend the “Right to Rehabilitation” event, which emphasised the importance of high-quality community rehabilitation, and its universal accessibility. The event was attended by both patients, and rehabilitation practitioners. We were all able to learn more about their experiences and the crucial need for rehabilitation services.   I was delighted to be able to affirm my support, …

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March 6, 2020

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020

Monday of this week marked the start of “Eating Disorder Awareness Week”, a national campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders, and to bring about long-term change, in the way eating disorders are perceived, and treated.    With 1.25 million people living with eating disorders in the UK it is vital that we act now. Not only will this save …

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