The Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are committed to supporting our communities through this crisis. This post is going to outline the current advice from the health service and what you can do to help. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date to the best of our ability.
Where can I find the latest medical advice?
The latest medical advice can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19. As the situation is rapidly developing, medical advice is fast-changing, but at time of posting (24th March 2020), the advice is as follows:
- If you have symptoms (high temperature or persistent cough), stay at home for 7 days
- If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
- If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
- If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
What is the latest government advice?
The latest government response can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response. The Prime Minister is undertaking daily briefings to outline the government response. Advice from Cheltenham Borough Council can be found at https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/coronavirus.
What will the Cheltenham Liberal Democrats be doing during the crisis?
With the request from the government to stay home with the exception of essential journeys, we will be suspending our regular door to door canvassing sessions, leaflet deliveries, and other in-person campaign activities. We will continue to use our social media profiles and email database to contact residents, provide the latest advice, and connect people who need it with the relevant support.
We encourage all residents to contact their local representatives if they need assistance, and their contact details can be found here: https://democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk/mgCommitteeMailingList.aspx?ID=0.
You can find the contact details for members of our team in your area here: https://www.cheltlibdems.org.uk/your_area
At times of crisis, it's vital that local communities come together, and we at the Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are determined to do our part for the town.