UK Goes into LOCKDOWN what you need to know…

The police will have emergency powers to arrest or fine anyone who doesn’t apply with the new measures.

All non-essential shops are now closed except food, pharmacy, newsagents, vets, petrol stations, hardware, banks, laundrettes, and undertakers.
Parks will stay open but communal play areas are closed.
Places of worship are closed except for funerals.
There will be no gatherings of more than 2 people except for households.
Roads and rail networks to remain open but only for essential workers to get to work.

Everyone should now stay in their homes unless:

  • Shopping for food or medicine
  • Exercise for yourself or pets alone or with members of your household only. Not friends
  • Medical appointments or as a carer visiting a vulnerable person
  • Travel to and from work for essential workers only

During this National Emergency…

  • All gatherings of more than two people in public are forbidden, including all social events, weddings and baptisms
  • Tens of thousands of non-essential shops to close
  • Communal play and exercise areas inside parks will also be shut down, but not parks themselves
  • Places of worship such as churches and mosques must also shut, except to host for funerals
  • Travel on roads, buses, and trains banned, unless it is essential to get to work

Anyone breaking the rules will be fined at least £30 (and up to £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate).