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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.