On Monday, the Prime Minister set out the roadmap for a cautious easing of national restrictions, which will ensure we do not undo the progress we have made so far. It is right that the opening of schools from March 8 has been prioritised and I know this news will be welcomed by so many of my constituents.

With our vaccination programme already hitting significant milestones - with a third of adults having received a vaccine - the Prime Minister has announced plans to bring forward initial targets by aiming to offer a vaccine to every adult by the end of July, as well as vulnerable people in categories 1-9 by 15 April.

As a community and a country, we have made enormous sacrifices to get to this stage. As restrictions are cautiously eased, we do not want to risk this progress. I urge all residents to keep following the stay at home guidance and protect our community.

As ever, if can be of any support to my constituents, please get in touch via sajid.javid.mp@parliament.uk