Coronavirus Question to Health Secretary: 26/02/20

Coronavirus Question to Health Secretary: 26/02/20

On 27th February, I asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about what action the government was taking to protect UK citizens in light of the number of cases of Coronavirus growing worldwide.

I used this as an opportunity to ask the minister about a potential risk of UK workers being reluctant to self-isolate due to there being a lack of guidance in place from the Government to ensure that employers are providing statutory sick pay in full.

In addition, I highlighted the ambiguity of available government guidelines regarding travelling to destinations such as Northern Italy and China where concerning rates of Coronavirus currently exist.