The Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday lacked clarity. It is really disappointing that the UK Government didn’t work with the devolved administrations to pursue a four nation approach to the crisis, which is particularly important for us as a constituency on the border with many people who work over the Bridges.
The Welsh approach announced last week applies in Wales, and the guidance here is still clear: stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.
Mixed messaging emanating from Whitehall and the impact that this could have in our area is not helpful. I’ve had legitimate questions from constituents including whether the two metre social distancing law in the workplace – which the Welsh Government have brought in – applies in England, whether constituents in areas like construction and manufacturing should now travel to England to work, and around people travelling to Monmouthshire from England to exercise. These and other issues we will be pursuing with Ministers.