The Government is removing remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated

  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside

  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home if positive

The Government has released its plan for removing the remaining legal restrictions while protecting people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and maintaining resilience.

Rachel: My inspiring meeting with Ukrainian refugees who now call Redditch their home

“Last Friday I had the honour of meeting Tatiana and her family. They fled Ukraine two months ago and they now call Redditch their home.”

Rachel welcomes Queen’s Speech which delivers for Redditch

“This is a Queen’s Speech which delivers for Redditch” – the town’s MP Rachel Maclean has said as the Government sets out its agenda for the year ahead. Yesterday’s (May 10th) Queen’s Speech set out how the Government will seize Brexit freedoms to best grow the...

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Redditch

Rachel said: “It is incredibly exciting that the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be visiting Redditch.“When I brought the Chief Executive of the Birmingham 2022, Ian Reid, to Redditch, I said I wanted our town to be involved in the games, and so I'm thrilled...

10-year-old litter picker latest to receive Act of Kindness Award

“It is also very inspiring to see someone so young taking pride in where they live and wanting to improve it.”

Rachel welcomes world-leading animal health and welfare laws

Last week, three pieces of legislation banning the use of cruel glue traps and introducing fines for people who fail to provide the proper levels of care to their pets, zoo animals and livestock became law.

Rachel: Why our Rwanda migration deal is the right policy

Writing in this week's Redditch Standard (April 29th), Rachel said: “There has been a lot of commentary over the past few weeks following the announcement the UK will be processing asylum claims in Rwanda."I have received a number of emails as a result, for and...

Redditch to benefit from new funding to boost adult numeracy skills

Worcestershire County Council has been awarded £2,692,723 from the Government’s UK-wide Multiply programme which will support people with no or low-level maths skills get back into work.

An update on the return of the Garden Suite

Writing in this week's Redditch Standard (April 15th), Rachel said: “Ever since Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed the Garden Suite will be returned to the Alexandra Hospital following our long and hard-fought campaign, I’ve been holding Acute Trust...

Rachel welcomes £2.5 million in funding to level up and unlock Redditch’s full potential

A £2.5 million funding boost for Redditch through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will “support our overriding mission to unlock our town’s full potential,” Rachel has said. The UKSPF allows local communities to invest in local priorities from regenerating high streets,...

Fuel supply disruption in Redditch

Rachel said: “I'm aware of supply issues at petrol stations in Redditch. I understand this has been caused by environmental campaigners, such as Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion, who blockaded oil refineries and depots, stopping tankers getting in and out.“The...

As we learn to live with Covid-19, there are certain things we can all do to limit infection and keep one another safe.