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Boris Johnson Issues Update On Six Coronavirus Rules Ahead Of Lockdown Speech

Boris Johnson Issues Update On Six Coronavirus Rules Ahead Of Lockdown Speech

The UK's Prime Minister tweeted the information

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shared six updated coronavirus rules ahead of his lockdown speech this evening.

The information was tweeted out from his official account which highlighted the Government's new slogan 'stay alert, control the virus, save lives'.

The updated rules include:

  1. Stay at home as much as possible
  2. Work from home if you can
  3. Limit contact with other people
  4. Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  5. Wash your hands regularly
  6. If you or anyone in your household has symptoms, you all need to self-isolate

Sharing what are believed to be the new rules, the 55-year-old PM wrote: "Everyone has a role to play in helping to control the virus by staying alert and following the rules. This is how we can continue to save lives as we start to recover from coronavirus."

The previous message from the government was that everyone should 'stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives'.

It advised people that the only reasons to leave the house were: to shop for 'basic necessities or pick up medicine', to travel to work when you 'absolutely cannot work from home', to exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household and finally, it told us 'do not meet others, even friends or family'.

Boris Johnson will be making a speech this afternoon.

Later on today, Johnson is expected to make a speech which will outline his 'road map' to a new normality where he could potentially ease certain measures as soon as tomorrow.

In tonight's 7pm pre-recorded message, it's thought that he will set out a five-tier warning system with alerts ranging from level one (green) to level five (red).

It is believed that Mr Johnson will be chairing a Cobra meeting before he addresses the nation. This means alterations could be made but the pre-recorded parts have been sent to broadcasters in good time.

Due to the speech, there will be no daily Downing Street press briefing that we have seen in previous weeks.

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