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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Rushcliffe MP welcomes Prime Minister’s COVID-19 roadmap

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Ruth Edwards MP has welcomed the Prime Minister’s comprehensive exit strategy from lockdown, saying it sets out the path to restore our freedoms.

In last night’s debate in Parliament, immediately after the announcement, Ruth spoke of the hard work and many sacrifices it’s taken to get here.

Speaking about her recent volunteering at Gamston Community Centre – the frontline of Rushcliffe’s vaccine operation – Ruth thanked the team there for everything they are doing to help people.

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She said “They are not only administering vaccines, they are injecting hope back into peoples’ lives.”

The road map will see people able to enjoy a coffee or a picnic with one person beyond their household from 8 March.

By mid-April, we aim to safely resume many of the activities we love – from outdoor dining at pubs and restaurants to hairdressers. By 21st June, it is hoped all legal limits on social contact can be removed.

“Freedom is something that I think many of us have taken for granted, because we have never known life without it”, Ruth told the House.

“I will never take it for granted again.”

“This is a day to be optimistic, but we are well aware of the challenges that still face us. I want to thank everyone who is working to overcome them, enabling us to take the path back to freedom.”