Gedling MP Tom Randall has today tried to reassure people in Gedling borough worried by the coronavirus crisis, saying: “The government is doing everything it can to keep everyone healthy and financially secure”.
Mr Randall’s statement comes as the government sets out a £330 billion package of loans and guarantees to support businesses and a further £20 billion for business rates relief and grants.
Mr Randall said: “We need to get behind businesses at this difficult time, so I am pleased that these measures have been put in place to support them.”
As well as business support, the Gedling MP said that it’s vital that people are made aware of the government’s health message, which is designed to save lives and minimise suffering.
He said: “Healthwise, it’s so important that people stop non-essential contact with others and all unnecessary travel. This advice is particularly important for people over 70, for pregnant women and for those with some health conditions.
“As the Prime Minister said, combating this virus will require a huge national effort. We must do all we can to save lives, protect our NHS and keep the most vulnerable people in our society safe.”
He added: “I know these are difficult times and everyone is worried, but I would like to reassure people here in Gedling that the Government is doing everything it can to keep everyone healthy and financially secure.”