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. 

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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. ​

Covid testing for non symptopmatic people

To help reduce the amount of coronavirus cases Staffordshire County Council are offering free community testing for residents without symptoms.

Testing will take place at two locations in Tamworth on the following dates:

Tamworth moves to Tier 4

I am of course disappointed to see Staffordshire move into Tier 4 along with over 75% of the country. This new COVID strain is incredibly virulent and easily travels from person to person. This is why we are seeing case rates rocketing across the country.

Westminster Carol Service

I know many of you are missing the traditional Christmas carol concerts this year.

To spread a little festive cheer, the Westminster Christmas Carol service will be shared wit the wider public through zoom and Youtube.

Update on MP Pay

A number of you have written to me following the news reports about MPs potentially getting a pay rise.

Comment on the Pfizer vaccine and update on testing

“It is fantastic news that the United Kingdom is the first country in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine for supply. With our regulations authority giving the Pfizer vaccine the green light, we are now in a place where the vaccine will be delivered next week.