PM Announces Strict New Measures

Following an emergency Cobra Meeting this evening (23 March), PM Boris Johnson has announced:

Closure of all shops selling non-essential goods immediately, all gatherings of more than 2 people in public dispersed, all social events (excluding funerals) cancelled, parks open for exercise only but gatherings dispersed. 

Individuals will only be allowed out for the following:

  • Shopping for basic necessities as infrequently as possible
  • One form of exercise a day
  • Any medical need/care for vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work only when this is absolutely necessary

Police will have the powers to enforce through fines and dispersing gatherings.

To slow the spread of the disease and protect the ability of the NHS to cope, these measures are essential.

Message to all is clear ‘you must stay at home’.

Measures will remain in place for 3 weeks