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UK in lockdown
« on: Monday, 23 March, 2020 @ 23:10:51 »
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Boris Johnson orders UK lockdown to be enforced by police
Prime minister escalates UK response to coronavirus with series of strict measures

Boris Johnson will order police to enforce a strict coronavirus lockdown, with a ban on gatherings of more than two people and strict limits on exercise, as he told the British public: “You must stay at home.”

The prime minister ratcheted up Britain’s response with an address to the nation on Monday evening, warning that people will only be allowed outside to buy food or medication, exercise alone once a day, or to travel to work if absolutely necessary.

All non-essential shops will close with immediate effect, as will playgrounds and libraries, he said in the address from Downing Street.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/boris-johnson-orders-uk-lockdown-to-be-enforced-by-police

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Re: UK in lockdown
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 23 March, 2020 @ 23:15:22 »
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Coronavirus latest news: Boris Johnson announces three-week UK lockdown

In a public address to the nation this evening, the Prime Minister said the public will not be allowed to leave their homes except for a few specific reasons, and could be fined £30 for meeting outside in groups of more than two people.

All non-essential shops will close, as will outdoor gyms, kiosks and places of worship, except for funerals.

The unprecedented measures were prompted by fears in Downing Street that its coronavirus suppression measures have been ignored by the public, and modelling that suggests at least three quarters of people must follow them for the NHS to be kept afloat.

Under the new lockdown, members of the public must not leave their house except to :

*    Shop for essentials, as infrequently as possible
*    Exercise outdoors once per day, alone or with household members
*    Receive medical treatment or provide care
*    Travel to and from work if impossible to work from home
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-latest-lockdown-panic-buying-news-cases-nhs/

On the Telegraph website: UK coronavirus lockdown: what the latest Government advice means for you

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Re: UK in lockdown
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 11:11:24 »
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Coronavirus: Supermarkets to get government list of vulnerable people

Supermarkets will use a government database of 1.5 million vulnerable shoppers to help prioritise delivery slots during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sainsbury’s and Waitrose say they will begin writing to people on the list next week.

There is concern those most in danger from the virus are going in to stores due to a lack of online shopping slots.

People in high-risk households have told the BBC they are struggling to get priority treatment online or in stores.

Many supermarkets have started to set aside the first hour of trading on certain days for the over-70s, but this does not extend to those caring for them.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52051498