Coronavirus Advice

Dear Residents,

I know you are worried about the impact of the coronavirus. We have never seen a threat like this before, and it is extremely serious.

I would like to start by thanking all those on the front line, especially our doctors, nurses, cleaners and other staff in our hospitals and those in social care. They know they are being exposed to the virus, but they are the bravest of us all. 

It is absolutely vital that we try to slow the spread of the disease, as this is crucial to preventing even more pressure on our hospitals and making sure that our NHS staff can do their very best to care for those who are ill. 

I would also like to thank all those working in other vital areas. The staff in our supermarkets, those working in food production, our police, transport workers, delivery drivers and the many others who are keeping the country going. The Government is working flat out with food suppliers to ensure that our stores are well stocked. I am assured that there is sufficient food and other supplies for all, but people do need to shop responsibly and stop stockpiling.

The following information and links on this page will be updated daily to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance.

Over the next few weeks and months, I will be focusing on my job to support the people of Guildford, Cranleigh and our villages. My small office team and I are all working from home, following Government advice to social distance and self-isolate where necessary. I will support the local voluntary effort in our kind and generous community wherever I can as well as working digitally and by telephone. Please do contact us if you have urgent issues that you need us to help with by emailing angela.richardson.mp@parliament.uk and keep up-to-date via my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Angela4Guildford/

With kind regards,

Angela signature

Angela Richardson MP

 

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information.

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