So, in a nutshell, they have lost control of Covid-19, and the whole of the UK is effectively under house arrest till mid February.
“You may only leave home for limited reasons permitted in law, such as to shop for essentials, to work if you absolutely cannot work from home, to exercise, to seek medical assistance such as getting a Covid test, or to escape domestic abuse.”
Workers will once again be expected to work from home unless they are unable to do so, for example those working in construction workers or key workers.
Exercise outside the home is permitted, but the government has urged this is done ideally just once a day and that people stay local to their home.
People can only meet with one other person from outside their household if it is for exercise purposes.
As in March, police will have legal power to enforce the rules – including the threat of fines and dispersal orders.
School set to close:
BECAUSE AT LAST THE EX-SPURTS HAVE WORKED OUT KIDS ARE ONWARD TRANSMITTERS OF THE VIRUS! (They should have asked us preppers about that one as we’ve been saying that through this whole fiasco).
In a U-turn on the government’s plan for a staggered reopening of schools and colleges with mass testing, schools will not open and online learning will return for the majority. Schools and colleges will be closed except for key worker children and vulnerable children while nurseries, special school and alternative provision can remain open.
BTEC exams scheduled to happen in the next few days will continue as planned, but the future of this year’s GCSE and A Level exams remains unclear. In his address, Mr Johnson warned it would “not be possible or fair for all exams to go ahead as planned this summer”.
The rules around childcare support bubbles will stay as they are.
University students will be expected to stay at home and not return to campus until at least the middle of February. (OMG the great unwashed millennial’s and their spawn will have more time to protest)
What will close?
As in the first lockdown, all non essential retail, hospitality and personal care must close – including gyms and leisure facilities. Delivery and takeaways will still be allowed, but only for food – pubs will not be allowed to serve takeaway alcohol. Ministers said this new restriction was down to concerns about a lack of social distancing around pick up points for takeaway alcohol.
Places of worship for communal worship can remain open but social distancing measures must be in place.
Golf, tennis and outdoor gyms must close.
While outdoor meetings for team sports will also be banned.
Professional sport can continue, providing systems are in place to ensure social distancing is adhered to and teams are able to bubble securely.
Will people be asked to shield again?
The clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to begin shielding again, and Mr Johnson said those affected will receive letters “shortly”.
What about travel abroad?
Only essential journeys are allowed overseas.
Only I reckon they won’t be stopping private flights or boats.
Memo to UKGov, You really should listen to us preppers!
The government is urging the public to abide by the tightened restrictions from Monday evening, with the rules set to become law on Tuesday.
So what’s not closing down?
Ports, Airports, Ferries, and the Channel Tunnel.
In other words my foreign friends, treat everyone who turns up from the UK, or has transited though our airports, ports, ferries, or the Channel Tunnel, with the upmost caution as the UK remains the worlds #1 virus forwarding hub.
Think they should have listened to us preppers about that?
So, that’s it for now from Stalag Lincolnshire, UK.
Send food parcels ASAP.
Love and kisses
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