The Prime Ministers Speech

Monday 23rd March, 2020 at 20.30 hrs

The Prime Minister announced at 20.30 on Monday 23rd March that new restrictions were being rolled out to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Read or watch the Prime Minister’s speech. 

“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home. 

“Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households. 

“That is why people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • One form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

“That’s all – these are the only reasons you should leave your home.” 

Remote First Aid will remain as we have since the 16th March and until at least Monday 13th April as directed by the Prime Minister not to deliver any face to face training, subject to Government directions.