People can only shop for basic necessities, exercise once a day and travel has been restricted for essential work only.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced The UK will go into enforced a lockdown due to the corona virus. This will force people to stay at home except for a few limited circumstances.
In his TV statement Johnson said 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.
Johnson has added “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
To ensure compliance with the government’s instruction to stay at home, we will immediately close all shops selling non-essential goods, including clothing and electronic stores and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship.
We will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with.
And we’ll stop all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals.”