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Alex Welcomes Government Drive to Provide 30 Million Flu Vaccines

Get the Flu Vaccine - Press release from Alex Chalk MP

Alex Chalk MP has joined Parliamentarians across the country to highlight the benefits of getting a flu jab this winter, as the Government launches its drive to vaccine 30 million people. 

New Restrictions Necessary to Save Lives

As readers will be aware, new restrictions have been put in place to help address the spread of the virus. Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality will have to close by 10pm, table service will be mandatory, and the number of people allowed at weddings has been halved.  

"Rule of Six" Necessary to Halt Rising Cases

At the beginning of this week, the new “rule of six” for social gatherings came into effect. I regret that these onerous restrictions have proved necessary, because I realise how much disruption and even heartache they cause. But I also accept that there was no realistic choice.  

Alex Secures Trust Promise That Cheltenham A&E Will Reopen

I meet regularly with Hospital Trust managers (via Zoom) to discuss Gloucestershire’s response to the pandemic.  

On Friday I again challenged the leadership about their temporary closure of Cheltenham A&E.  

Alex Welcomes Public Sector Pay Rise

I am delighted this week to hear the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce that almost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, including doctors and teachers.

Time to Back Local Businesses

Last Saturday, I walked down Regent Street past the Everyman Theatre. Tables had been laid out on the pavement in the glorious sunshine. Spotting me, one lady pointed to her slice of cake and called out with a big grin “I’m eating out to help out!”