Coronavirus UK: New lockdown measures

From tonight 23/03/2020 a lockdown plan has been announced to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the UK and force the nation to stay at home. 

  • People will only be allowed to leave their home for the following ‘very limited’ purposes:
  • Shopping for basic necessities as infrequently as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day.
  • Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. 
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary. 
  • Meanwhile, the PM has announced a ban on: 
  • Meeting with friends. 
  • Meeting with family members you do not live with. 
  • All weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies but excluding funerals. 
  • All gatherings of more than two people in public.  
  • The PM said the police will have the powers to enforce the lockdown measures through fines and dispersing gatherings. 

  • To ensure people comply the government is also: 
  • Closing all shops selling non-essential goods.
  • Closing all libraries, playground,  outdoor gyms and places of worship.
  • Parks will remain open for exercise, but will be patrolled.