COVID-19: Local Booster Vaccination Update

Yesterday evening, I joined a joint meeting with Oxfordshire Conservative MPs and our public health officials to discuss local vaccine and testing provision. It is vital that everybody in North Oxfordshire is able to access a booster.

COVID-19: Omicron Variant

As many will now be aware, the first cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the UK. To help slow down and contain the spread of this new variant, the government is taking a necessary and responsible course of action.

Access to GP Services Update

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, General Practice had to adapt virtually overnight to ensure patient services could continue safely.

Covid Winter Plan

Like everyone, I have greatly enjoyed life steadily returning to some semblance of normality over the past six months. Following the successful roll-out of our vaccination programme, we are now in a much better position to fight this virus.

Moving to Step 4 in the Roadmap

Today marks the final step in the roadmap out of lockdown. It has been a long 16 months in which we have all had to make a tremendous amount of sacrifice. Today is a major milestone for the country, taking us another step closer to the life we all used to live.

Roadmap Step 4 delayed to 19 July

I share my constituents’ disappointment that the decision has been made to delay lifting the final restrictions until 19 July.

Roadmap Step Three

Step Three of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown begins today. This means that the rule of six or two households that has applied outdoors will now apply indoors – and the limit for outdoor meetings will increase to 30.

Roadmap Step Two

Step Two of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown begins today. This means that indoor leisure, personal care and non-essential retail businesses can reopen. Outdoor hospitality and outdoor attractions can also reopen, alongside self-contained holiday accommodation. 

Visit to Grimsbury Vaccination Centre

On Friday 19 March I was invited to Grimsbury Community Centre in Banbury to see the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine by Hightown Surgery.

Health Secretary praises North Oxfordshire vaccine rollout

As vaccine rollout continues at pace in North Oxfordshire, the Secretary of State has paid tribute to all those working so hard to help with the vaccination programme, cutting the infection rate and reducing the spread of the virus.