Today marks the 75th anniversary of #VEday. I know that many of you would have planned to join the celebrations, however given the current restrictions I wanted to share with you some ideas for how to mark the occasion from the safety of your home.
It is great news that from Friday 15th May Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres will re-open to the public for essential use. I know their closure has caused difficulties, and I have been asking Kent for them to be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.
This week the Government launched the pilot of their 'test, track and trace' strategy in the Isle of Wight. At his departmental questions in the chamber, I asked the Health Secretary how this programme will work in reality and how his department plans to roll out it out across the country.
Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many concerned parents and teachers from across the constituency who have voiced their nervousness regarding the impact of reopening schools on the spread of COVID-19.
At the Health and Social Care committee last week, I had the opportunity to talk with Gill Walton, CEO of the Royal College of Midwives, about the staffing of maternity wards and access to pain relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.