The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.
The Prime Minister implemented the lockdown of the country. With very few exceptions, you must stay at home.
These businesses must close and not re-open after 23rd March 2020 until further notice.
The Government has directed all citizens to Stay at Home. This is what that means.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of social distancing when leaving the home. The Communities Secretary introduced the concept of 'shielding' for the most vulnerable.
Shielding is a measure to protect people who are clinically extremely vulnerable by minimising all interaction between those who are extremely vulnerable and others.
The Prime Minister directed all food-service and entertainment venues to close and introduced further measures to support employers and individuals during the restrictions of movement.
The Government is basing its response to the Coronavirus outbreak on the work of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies. See their report here.