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  • PM address to the nation on coronavirus
    • if too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it
    • you must stay at home
    • people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:
      • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
      • one form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
      • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
      • travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home
    • You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say No
    • You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home
    • You should not be going shopping except for essentials like food and medicine - and you should do this as little as you can. And use food delivery services where you can
    • 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
  • Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments
  • Increase to Working Tax Credits
  • Coronavirus - Business support to launch from today

22nd March 2020

  • PM statement on coronavirus
    • shielding the particularly vulnerable by requesting them to go into self-isolation for 12 weeks: letter to be sent and 5followed by text message and phone call

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  • PM statement on coronavirus: 
    • If you or anyone in your household has symptoms: stay at home for 14 days, only go out for exercise andseek help from others for food etc. or limit social contact if you have to go out to get supplies
    • If no one in your household has symptoms: Stop non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel, work from home where you can and avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other venues
    • Only use the NHS when we really needed and go online rather than ringing NHS 111
    • By this coming weekend it will be necessary to go further and to ensure that those with the most serious health conditions are largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks
    • From tomorrow, no more support for mass gatherings with emergency workers
  • Government publishes updated COVID-19 industry guidance
  • Updated guidance for educational settings

15th March 2020

12th March 2020

  • PM statement on coronavirus:
    • If you have coronavirus symptoms, however mild, you should stay at home for at least 7 days to protect others and help slow the spread of the disease.
    • Advice to all those over 70 and those with serious medical conditions against going on cruises and we advise against international school trips.
    • Considering the question of banning major public events such as sporting fixtures.
    • Not closing schools now. Schools should only close if they are specifically advised to do so. And that remains our advice.
  • COVID-19: government announces moving out of contain phase and into delay

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