Last Thursday, the MP for York Central had a meeting with the Health Minister, Nadine Dorries MP to discuss mental health services in York. Last night on hearing that the Minister had tested positive for Coronavirus, Rachael Maskell phoned NHS111. She was advised to self-isolate for 14 days and will therefore not be holding meetings in her constituency over this period. She is completely well and asymptomatic, but will follow the advice in case there is a risk.
Rachael has said that she wants to be fully transparent with her constituents and will be working from home and available for meetings on the phone.
Rachael Maskell MP says:
“It is essential that we all follow the public health advice provided, even if we are feeling well. We must do all we can to contain and delay the onset of Coronavirus. The public health advice to everyone is to wash your hands, catch your coughs and sneezes and then bin it, and to minimalise contact, including touching your face. If everyone follows this hygiene and isolation advice then we may be able to delay the spread of the virus. If anyone shows symptoms, they must follow the Public Health England advice and ring NHS111”