Last evening the Government has published new and stricter rules coming into force immediately on staying at home and keeping away from others, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
These rules were announced by the Prime Minister in an address to the nation earlier today, and in brief are:
1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
2. The closure of non-essential shops and community spaces
3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people
Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers) are all required to close.
The full publication of the rules can be seen on the Gov.uk link below