Strict limits on movement
Boris bans public meetings of more than two people
Boris Johnson addressing the nation
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered everyone in Britain to stay at home and said that gatherings of more than two people will be banned as part of severe new curbs on life in Britain.
From Monday evening people can only leave their homes to shop for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.
Shops selling non-essential goods will also be closed and group gatherings in public prohibited. Gyms, playgrounds, car showrooms, beauty salons and libraries will be closed. Weddings and baptisms are banned; funerals will be allowed. Supermarkets, pharmacists and corner shops can stay open.
“The time has now come for us all to do more,” Mr Johnson said in a televised address.
“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home.