10 May 2020
IF I’M IN ENGLAND – AM I LIMITED TO HOW MUCH I CAN EXERCISE OUTDOORS?
Not anymore. From Wednesday people will be encouraged to take more outdoor exercise – even an unlimited amount.
CAN I SUNBATHE?
Yes. People will be allowed to sit in the sun in their local parks, but you must only do so with members of your own household and remain socially distanced from others.
CAN I DRIVE ELSEWHERE TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS?
Yes, you can drive to other destinations but only with members of your own household.
WHEN I’M OUTDOORS, CAN I PLAY SPORTS?
Yes, but again this must be limited to doing so only with members of your own household.
WHAT IF I DON’T OBEY THE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES?
You could be fined, and the financial penalties will be increased in order to enforce the social distancing rules.
CAN I RETURN TO WORK?
You should continue to work from home if you can, but if that’s not possible you should go to work. Anyone who cannot work from home, perhaps those in construction and manufacturing “should be actively encouraged to go to work” from Monday, the PM said. Some businesses such as most shops, restaurants, hairdressers, must still remain closed.
CAN I USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
Mr Johnson advised people to avoid public transport “if at all possible because we must and will maintain social distancing, and capacity will therefore be limited”.
ARE SHOPS REOPENING?
A phased reopening of shops could begin at the earliest by June 1, Mr Johnson said. Subject to conditions and scientific advice “at least some of the hospitality industry and other public places” could be reopened with social distancing measures in place by July at the earliest.
WILL SCHOOLS BE OPENING?
Efforts could be made to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, starting with reception, Year 1 and Year 6, at the earliest by June 1, the Prime Minister said.
Always check the government website for the latest information.