PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has put the UK on lockdown.
The new measures will be enforced from midnight TONIGHT.
The police will have powers to arrest or fine anyone who does not apply with the new rules.
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 homes.
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
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