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You must stay at home UK public told

Mon 23rd Mar 2020

    What do the new restrictions involve?

     

    In brief: an Italian-style lockdown to force people to stay at home beyond a small range of very limited circumstances. Under the terms explained by Boris Johnson in his TV address, people will be allowed to leave home only for the following reasons:

    • shopping for necessities, as infrequently as possible;

    • one form of exercise a day, such as running or cycling, alone or with household members;

    • for medical or care needs, for example to help a vulnerable person;

    • travelling to and from work, but only if you cannot work from home.

    • Meet friends, shopping for anything beyond essentials, and gathering in crowds of more than 2 are now banned.

     

    For more info see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52000039  and also see https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/uk-lockdown-what-are-new-coronavirus-restrictions