On the 23rd March 2020 the Prime Minister addressed the nation and instructed the British people to stay at home.
"From this evening, the British people must stay at home. The critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households. That is why people will only be allowed to leave their home for very limited purposes. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister
You must stay at home, only leaving for very limited purposes:
1. Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
2. One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
3. Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
4. Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home. For absolute clarity on this final point - everyone can go to work if they cannot possibly work from home, unless we have closed their place of work, and the employer needs to enforce social distancing (see our social distancing information: Guide to social distancing). The “Key worker” regime was about who can expect to get their child into school and nothing to do with the current update.
Doing these things, as difficult as it may be will help protect the NHS. We must slow the spread of the disease so that fewer people are sick at any one time.
"If your friends ask your to meet, you should say No. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister
Police will disperse gatherings of more than two people in public, excluding people you live with.
Police will issue fines to anyone who does not comply with these rules.
Police will close shops that are not essential, as well as playgrounds and places of worship.
For more information you should visit the Government guide