25 March 2020
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that everyone must now stay at home except in exceptional circumstances, to protect our NHS and save lives.
All shops selling non-essential goods such as clothing and electronic stores will close. Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship will also close immediately. All gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with – will be stopped immediately. All social events including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies except funerals will be stopped.
The only reasons you may leave home are to:
· Go to work (but work from home if possible)
· Shop for groceries, medicine and other essentials (infrequently)
· Exercise outside (once a day)
· Provide care or help a vulnerable person
· For any medical need.
Do not visit friends or family who don’t live with you. The advice will be updated in three weeks.
If you want more information or advice, check the official and professional sources of information including www.gov.uk/coronavirus.