Keeping Tamworth Strong through Covid19

The outbreak of Covid19 affected just about every resident in Tamworth and the villages, I have been doing what I can to keep Tamworth on track, retain jobs, support those who have lost work, boost access to testing and care, helping schools reopen and ensure that everybody has a roof over their head to reduce transmission of the virus. 

In my role as Housing Minister I have also paved the way for the housing and building market to get back to work, assisted with the local resilience forums across the United Kingdom and encouraging landlords and tenants to work together during the pandemic. 

For more information visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

 

 

News

View From the House - July

As I write this month’s column, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is on TV in the background - I know Tamworth is united behind all our athletes in Team GB. It has been a great start to the week with the first medals coming through, including for Staffordshire’s own Adam Peaty with more to come!

Commonwealth Trading Event

With a year to go until the Commonwealth Games comes to the Midlands, the Department for International Trade wants businesses to explore their options for trading with our Commonwealth partners.

Ending restrictions

Last night the Prime Minister set out what rules and restrictions we can shed and how we can return to a new normality from July 19th. This is Step 4 of the COVID Recovery Roadmap and the final decision on its go ahead will take place on July 12th.

Another vaccine update

Please see below my latest update on our vaccine rollout that includes my latest meeting with the Staffordshire Vaccine Rollout team, as well as the great news that vaccines have arrived and ready to be used..

 

A hour to skill

The Government has launched  ‘An Hour to Skill’, a new campaign supported by leading businesses and educational institutions, to encourage the nation to set aside just one hour a week for online learning, by taking a free course from The Skills Toolkit. ​