Covid-19

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Visit to Bicester Vaccination Centre

On Saturday I visited the Bicester Vaccination Centre at Bicester Heritage. The site is run by nurses and clinicians from the three Bicester GP practices: Alchester Medical Group, Bicester Health Centre and Montgomery House Surgery.

Support for Businesses

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our businesses. I know from the emails and conversations I have had with constituents that so many have been doing what they can to keep going.

Return to National Lockdown

I am deeply disappointed that we have had to return to a national lockdown. However, I know the decision was not taken lightly. We have seen a rapid rise in infections across the country since the new strain of the virus was identified in December.

Oxfordshire to move to Tier 4 on Boxing Day

I share my constituents’ disappointment at today’s announcement that Oxfordshire will be moving to Tier 4 restrictions on Boxing Day. However, the infection rate in Cherwell is concerning.

Support over the Christmas period

The past year has been difficult for us all, but I know many will be feeling especially lonely this Christmas. We have all had to make changes to our festive plans and many more people will be facing the prospect of spending Christmas Day by themselves. 

New localised tier system

Last night, MPs voted on the new localised tier system. I have received lots of emails from concerned constituents. I can assure them all that I understand the strength of feeling on this matter. The past year has been difficult for us all.

Walk-through testing site opens at Woodgreen Leisure Centre

It is really good news that a local testing site has opened at Woodgreen Leisure Centre in Banbury. The walk-through facility will improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for all those living in North Oxfordshire.

Covid Winter Grant Scheme

At the weekend, the Government launched the Covid Winter Grant Scheme. Building on the significant support given to the most vulnerable during the pandemic, the new £170m Fund will be run by councils in England.

New National Lockdown

The first lockdown was difficult for us all. I had really hoped we would not have to repeat it.