These are unprecedented times throwing up completely new challenges for all of us. I just thought I would update you on the work my team and I are doing to provide support to the community.
I have been continuing my work in Parliament recently making a speech in the House regarding the response to Coronavirus. I raised some issues on behalf of my local constituents.
I have been contacted by many constituents stuck abroad at the moment. This is very challenging and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have started to respond to these issues. More needs to be done as there is very little clarification about the direct help UK citizens stuck overseas can access.
It is a considerable challenge trying to get help and support to constituents abroad. The phone lines provided by the UK Foreign Office are constantly busy and emails receive generic responses to sign up to alerts and speak to airlines. Most constituents have already done all this and are looking for more concrete support.
I will do my best to continue to press the Foreign Office to make repatriating UK citizens the top priority. I have signed a letter to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, calling on him to do more for my constituents and all the other UK nationals stuck abroad.
If you are stuck abroad please do not hesitate to email me – email@example.com and I will do what I can to provide help and guidance and I can keep you up to date of any changes.
As with many of us, my staff and I are working from home and my office is now closed to the public. I am continuing to provide a full service but, of course, prioritising the high number of enquiries regarding Corona virus. If your query is unrelated to coronavirus please be patient and we will get back in touch as soon as I can.
I have created a page of useful links, and I will add new links as I get them. You can find it here: https://www.yasminqureshi.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-information/