Boris Johnson, Britain's Prime Minister, has warned the public that the UK lockdown may need to become more restrictive than the one it is currently in. This was after the death toll in the UK surpassed 1,000 deaths. The UK hit the biggest daily increase in deaths - 209.
As of now, citizens are under a UK lockdown that still allows them to leave their house in specific circumstances due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The public is allowed out of their houses when: they need to shop for food or other necessities, to exercise once a day, for any medical needs, and to travel to and from their workplace. Boris has said that you should only go to work "where it is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home". When it comes to daily exercise, you either go by yourself or people that you are in the same household as you.
Parks are open but are said to be used for exercise only. The playground and football pitches in parks have been closed to stop people from different households from mingling. Dog walking is seen as a form of exercise.
Under the UK lockdown, places such as bars, gyms, clubs and other places where gatherings can take place are closed until further notice in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
As well as this, weddings and public gatherings that involve more than two people have been cut off. Funerals are still allowed to take place but only in a limited way. Funerals, cremations and burials should be limited to the person's immediate family. This includes the person's partner/spouse, parents/carers, siblings and children.
If a grandparent has died, the grandchildren are allowed to visit. If the deceased doesn't have any close relatives, a close friend is allowed to attend. If there are any funerals, cremations and burials, anyone attending should adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
British PM, Boris Johnson, said that "things will get worse before they get better. But we are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal … That is why, at this moment of national emergency, I urge you, please, to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
The PM also said that they will not hesitate to go further if that is what the scientific and medical advice tells us to do. If we want to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, it makes sense to have people away from each other.
Hopefully, the UK and many other countries will be free of the Coronavirus pandemic and out of lockdown as soon as possible. Stay safe!