Coronavirus: UK in lockdown as strict curbs on life brought in as of 23/3/2020
As of 23/3/2020:- Please stay Safe !
The new guidance says people should only leave their homes for one of four reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible
- One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. This includes moving children under the age of 18 between their parents’ homes, where applicable. Key workers or those with children identified as vulnerable can continue to take their children to school
- Travelling to and from work, but only where work absolutely cannot be done from home
Even when following the above guidance, people should minimise the amount of time spent out of their homes and should keep two metres (6ft) away from people they do not live with.
The government is also stopping all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies – but funerals attended by immediate family members are allowed.
Businesses that will not need to close include supermarkets, petrol stations, post offices and banks.
But premises such as libraries, non-essential shops, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship have been ordered to close.
Hotels and hostels must also close unless key workers need to stay there, or if other people staying there cannot return to their primary residence.
Parks will remain open for exercise but people are not allowed to gather in groups.
Community centres can stay open but only for the purpose of “hosting essential voluntary or public services” such as food banks or service for homeless people, the guidance says.