Police have told people in England they can buy alcohol, take an animal to the vet, or stop to rest during a walk during the coronavirus lock.
Officers have issued a set of guidelines on what are “reasonable” excuses for leaving the house, such as buying food for several days, including luxury items.
The list prepared by the Council of the National Police Chief and the College of Police also says that people should be able to pick up a friend’s excess staple food products.
It also makes it possible to support vulnerable people or to move to a friend’s address for a few days to ‘cool down’ after quarrels at home.
People wearing face masks are waiting in line today at a supermarket in Brixton, South London
Two people are sitting on a bench today wearing protective masks in London’s St James’s Park
Other permissible actions include buying a small amount of a staple or necessity, and buying tools to repair a fence panel damaged by recent bad weather.
They can also stop to rest or have lunch on a long hike, or drive into the countryside and hike – where much more time is spent hiking than driving.
Forms of acceptable physical activity during the period include running or cycling or practicing yoga, walking in the countryside or in cities, and attending an allotment garden.
Employees may travel to work, regardless of whether they are key or essential personnel, as long as it is not reasonably possible to work from home.
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However, police say it’s not reasonable for people to go out and buy paint and brushes just to redecorate a kitchen.
What, according to the police, is ‘reasonable behavior’ during the lockdown?
- Buy food for several days, including luxury items and alcohol.
- Purchase a small amount of a basic item or requirement (eg, newspaper, pet food, bread or a pint of milk).
- Collect excess basic foods from a friend
- Purchase tools and supplies to repair a fence panel damaged by recent bad weather
- Including: running or cycling or practicing yoga. Walking in the countryside or in cities. Attend an allotment garden.
- Driving into the countryside and hiking (where much more time is spent hiking than driving).
- Stop to rest or have lunch on a long walk.
- Exercising more than once a day – the only relevant consideration is whether repeated same-day training can be considered a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave home.
- A key worker or other essential worker who travels to work where it is not reasonably possible to work from home.
- A non-key figure or a non-essential key figure who travels to work where it is not reasonably possible to work from home.
- Someone who delivers food packages to vulnerable people.
- Bring an animal for treatment.
- Moving to a friend’s address for several days to allow for “cooling” after arguments at home.
- Provide support to vulnerable people.
Long driving with only short exercises is also prohibited, as well as a short walk to a park bench, if the person is left sitting much longer.
In addition, the police say that a person should not work in a local park if they can work from home, and that no one should knock on the door to provide cash work.
They also say that a visit to the vet’s office personally to renew a prescription where this can be done by phone is also prohibited.
In addition, visiting a friend at their home or a public meeting to socialize is also prohibited under the guidelines after the blocking was introduced on March 23.
The coronavirus block will be extended later today, as health secretary Matt Hancock has warned that life will take some time to return to normal.
But when ministers gathered to agree on the details, one of the scientists who advised them asked whether the government had put enough effort into an exit strategy.
Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London said, “I think there is a lot of discussion. I would like to see the action accelerated.
“We have to set up an infrastructure, a command and control structure, a new organization for that.”
The cabinet meeting to agree on renewing social distance measures came amid signs that the epidemic in the UK is starting to peak.
But ministers turned down expectations after those signals, while Health Minister Nadine Dorries urged journalists to stop asking about an exit strategy.
She said, “There is only one way we can” leave “full lockdown and that’s when we have a vaccine. Until then, we need to find ways to adapt society and find a balance between the health of the nation and our economy. ‘
Mr Hancock said he agrees that things will not return to how they were, at least in the short term.
He emphasized that the number of deaths is still ‘far too high’ to outline an exit strategy.
Crime in the UK has declined by more than a quarter over the period in the UK, with assaults, theft, rape, burglary and shoplifting all significantly reduced, it was revealed yesterday
A total of 13,729 patients died in the hospital after they tested positive for coronavirus in the UK yesterday at 5pm, up from 861 the day before.
What is prohibited by police during the coronavirus lock?
Buy paint and brushes just to redecorate a kitchen
Long driving with just a short effort.
A short walk to a park bench, when the person stays sitting much longer.
Someone who can work from home and chooses to work in a local park
A person who knocks on doors and offers to do cash work.
Visit a vet in person to renew a prescription (where possible by phone).
Visit a friend at their address or meet in public to socialize.
Union leader Sir Keir Starmer has said his party will support an extension of the lockdown, but has called on ministers to develop an exit strategy explaining how the restrictions will eventually be lifted.
Today’s cabinet meeting comes after the number of people who died in the hospital after a positive test for Covid-19 reached nearly 13,000, with growing concern about the increasing deaths in nursing homes.
Downing Street also confirmed that it will explore why people with a black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) background are disproportionately affected by coronavirus.
The prime minister’s spokesman said the NHS and Public Health England would take the lead in assessing the evidence.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has also released data confirming that the mortality rate for men with coronavirus in England and Wales is twice that of women.
Covid-19 was the underlying cause of 3,372 deaths in March – the equivalent of 69 per 100,000 people.
It accounted for 7 percent of all deaths in England and Wales that month – 9 percent of all deaths among men and 6 percent for women.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the police imposed 3,500 fines for the coronavirus pandemic involving antisocial behavior and domestic abuse.
But in the UK, crime has generally declined by more than a quarter, with attacks, theft, rape, burglary and shoplifting all significantly reduced.
Total crime fell by 28 percent in the four weeks to Easter Sunday, while severe attacks and personal robberies fell by 27 percent and rape fell by 37 percent.
Meanwhile, fraudsters have scammed Britons of £ 1.8 million by getting into vulnerable people’s homes through phishing emails and fake products or investments.
Demand for victim support charities is also on the rise, and there has been a 59 percent increase in antisocial behavior – much of it related to breaches of social distance.