‘I welcome this step change’ – York MP urges everyone to #KeepHomeKeepSafe

Rachael Maskell. Photograph: Screengrab

Rachael Maskell has given her response to the lockdown announcement by the Prime Minister.

The York Central MP has called on everyone in York to join her with the message #KeepHomeKeepSafe, after the total of UK coronavirus deaths reached 335.

She said:

  • I have been calling for tight restrictions for some time, and therefore I welcome this step change.

    I know it is really tough, I am finding it tough, but we absolutely have to keep York safe. I appeal to you to stay home unless you absolutely have to go out to work in essential services only, to shop for food and medicine or to exercise alone or with the people you are living with. I want us all to come through this together.

    I thank all those who have been working in the NHS, other front line services and helping in the community. Now it is everyone’s turn to play their part in preventing the spread. We can do it in York – please #KeepHomeKeepSafe.

If you have any issues at all you can email Rachael at [email protected]. She is holding telephone surgeries on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 1pm and 8pm, and will call you back to talk about your situation, or deal with your email.