What will you be allowed to do out of the house during lockdown? The shops that will still be open and who you can meet

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, here is a full list of what you are and are not allowed to leave the house for.
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What will you be allowed out of the house to do?

- To shop for basic necessities like food, medicine and other essentials

People will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential items such as food and medicine.People will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential items such as food and medicine.
People will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential items such as food and medicine.

- To do one form of exercise per day, like a run, walk or cycle, alone or with members of your household

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- For any medical reason, like going to the pharmacy, the GP or hospital

- Travelling to or from work - but only if you are a key worker and your job cannot be done from home. Non-essential businesses that cannot have staff work from home have been told to close

Who can I meet with?

- You can go out for exercise with members of your household

- You can also meet with maximum one person who isn’t in your household, maintaining proper social distance by staying two metres apart

- Any other gatherings are banned - including weddings and baptisms

What about children whose parents are separated or live in different households?

Moving children under the age of 18 between their parents’s homes is permitted

Can I still go to the park?

Yes, green spaces should remain available, provided that proper social distances are observed. However, outdoor gyms and playgrounds will now close

What shops and services will remain open?

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- Places that sell food including takeaways, as well as cafés and canteens at hospitals, care homes and schools. Services that provide food to homeless can also remain open, as can market stalls that sell groceries and food

- GP surgeries and pharmacies, including health stores

- Post offices and banks

- Home and hardware shops

- Petrol stations, garages, bicycle shops and car rentals

- Newsagents, corner shops and off-licenses

- Pet shops

- Laundrettes and dry cleaners

All other shops and venues are expected to close

What about places of worship?

Places of worship can remain open for solitary prayer or the live streaming of services only. Gatherings like weddings and baptisms are banned, but funerals will continue following social distancing guidelines

How will this be enforced?

Police will team up with local council licensing authorities to enforce the closure of non-essential businesses. Police will also have the power to hand out unlimited fines to businesses and individuals, and break up any gatherings of more than two people from different households

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