Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Thanks to the continued efforts of the British people, our brilliant NHS, and our historic vaccination programme, we have already made great progress in our roadmap to reclaiming our normal way of life.
So the government is now in a position to outline the next steps on the 1m plus rule, face coverings, and working from home, alongside the findings of the social distancing and certification review. An update will also be provided on the next steps for care home visits.
The Prime Minister will also stress that the pandemic is not over and that cases will continue to rise over the coming weeks but as we begin to learn to live with this virus, we must all continue to carefully manage the risks from COVID and exercise judgement when going about our lives.