You will have seen that in light of the spread of coronavirus, the Labour Party has taken the decision to cancel the leadership elections Special Conference arranged for 4 April in order to safeguard our members and staff and to protect public health. Welsh Labour Conference and Scottish Labour Women’s Conference and the remaining leadership hustings have also been cancelled.
We are now advising that CLPs cancel all meetings and events and suspend campaigning activities.
We have today written to the Electoral Commission supporting its call for the local elections to be postponed due to the very many serious direct and indirect implications of the coronavirus.
It is also worth noting that the official advice for those feeling unwell has now changed and we must ensure we all respond accordingly to prevent the spread of the virus.
- If anyone has symptoms of coronavirus infection, however mild, they must stay at home and not leave their house for 7 days from when symptoms started. This action will help protect others at work and in their community whilst they are infectious.
- Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people at home whenever possible and sleep alone, if that is possible;
- Wash hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
Please do keep up to date on the NHS website and we will send further communications when necessary.