Reacting to his constituents’ concerns and ever-evolving government advice, MP Bob Seely has sought reassurance from the government, IW public services and the ferries over plans to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bob said: “I am focussing on a series of issues relating to the Island. Yesterday I talked with the Chief Executives of the Isle of Wight Council and IOW NHS Trust to discuss the Island’s response to coronavirus. I am expecting a full update on their resilience plans in the next 24 hours.”
“I have also written to the Isle of Wight ferry companies to invite them to discuss their resilience plans with me.
“Yesterday evening I sought assurances from the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, that he is giving consideration to remote areas of the UK such as the Isle of Wight. He assured me that he is.
“I want to make sure we have clear guidance for vulnerable Islanders – which includes the elderly and those with underlying health conditions and I want to make sure that people understand when to self-isolate.
“Yesterday I asked Health Minister, Ed Argar, about insurance companies honouring business interruption insurance. I am concerned about the significant impact to businesses both nationally and on the Isle of Wight if they decide not to honour this.
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