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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community...

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

Self Isolating

Yesterday evening, the Prime Minister announced new measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the UK. From now on, you may only leave your home for the following purposes:

– To shop for basic necessities (food, medicine) as infrequently as possible and only where this can’t be done online.
– For one form of exercise once per day – for example a walk or run. You should do this alone, or with a member of your household.
– For medical reasons, i.e. to provide care or help a vulnerable person.
– To travel to and from work, only if it is impossible for you to work from home.

The above are the only reasons that you should leave your home – to ensure that this is the case, the Government is taking steps including closing all shops selling non-essential goods, closing libraries, playgrounds and places of worship, dispersing all gatherings of more than two people in public, and stopping all social events including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies. These measures will be reviewed after 3 weeks, and will remain in place for as long as necessary to help us protect our NHS and vulnerable people from the effects of coronavirus.

If you have received a letter from the government recently or will this week, it is because you are part of the 1.5 million people who are at extra risk of this disease and require shielding. You will receive information along with this letter, however for more information on how to shield yourself and those around you most at risk, please see the link below.

The instructions above are no longer government guidelines, but rules which have been put in place to ensure the UK suppresses the spread of the coronavirus. The police will have the power to fine those who are non-compliant, and disperse any social gathering of more than two people.

There are many different situations members of the public find themselves in during this ‘lockdown’. Please see the main government website on COVID-19 and the below links for extra guidance and support on what your situation and this ‘lockdown’ means for you.

Please see here the government advice on how to protect the extremely vulnerable (shielding).

Please see here the government advice on staying at home if you think you have the coronavirus.