All public gatherings of more than two people – with the exception of members of the same household – were also prohibited.
Johnson warned that the police would have the power to amend those who violate the new rules, and officers will be able to break up the rallies.
There are now only four reasons why the British are allowed to leave the house.
Boris Johnson has expanded the list of essential companies
The new measures have seen the closure of places of worship, libraries, museums, galleries and playgrounds.
However, the British can now leave their homes to attend the license, as they now join a host of businesses deemed essential to running the country.
Other businesses that will remain open include supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, and gas stations.
The late addition of liquor outlets will be good news for many Britons after panic has spread to alcohol stalls.
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The government has declared that all businesses that remain open must follow strict rules of social distancing
However, the government has stated that all businesses that remain open must follow strict social distancing rules.
On social media, a buyer tweeted: “Just in case someone needs confirmation of the stupidity of certain people in this country, panic buyers start again, but this time they clean all the supermarket shelves .
“Except for the Corona”.
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License has now entered the list of companies essential to remain open
Johnson warned police will have the power to fine those who break the new rules, and officers will be able to break up rallies
This means that they have to make sure that there is a minimum distance of two meters between customers and sellers, letting in only small groups of people at a time and applying queue control. waiting outside the stores.
Johnson said the measures will be reviewed in three weeks, when they are relaxed “if the evidence shows we can”.
Meanwhile, police patrol the supermarkets to make sure that vulnerable people can shop safely.
The importance of social isolation
As police chiefs warned that phone lines were inundated with questions about the movements that are still allowed, Hopkins thanked “those who use live chat and online crime recording facilities on our site Web.
“It gives us the ability to focus on emergencies and major crimes.
“It also allows us to start visibly patrolling supermarkets, pharmacies and other open spaces … to reassure vulnerable people at key times so they can shop safely. Social distancing is vital.
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“Please follow this advice, if not for yourself, then for others.
“They could have underlying conditions that are not visible, putting their lives at risk. ”
Officers now have the power to break up gatherings of more than two people and will be able to impose fines on those caught red-handed.