What do the new restrictions involve? In brief: an Italian-style lockdown to force people to stay at home beyond a small range of very limited circumstances. Under the terms explained by Boris Johnson in his TV address, people will be allowed to leave home only for the following reasons: shopping for necessities, as infrequently as possible; one form of exercise a day, such as running or cycling, alone or with household members; for medical or care needs, for example to help a vulnerable person; travelling to and from work, but only if you cannot work from home. Meeting friends, shopping for anything beyond essentials, and gathering in crowds are now banned.
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