Together we have made it through the peak, but we’re not yet back to normal.
Please continue to Stay Alert, keep 2 metres away from others and wash your hands regularly.
Today new public health measures will come into force at the UK border – preventing the import of new coronavirus cases from abroad, reducing the risk of a second wave of the virus to keep people safe.
- As we get the coronavirus under control in the UK, we must manage the risk of cases being imported from abroad which could undo the hard work and sacrifice of the British people over recent months.
- From today, everyone arriving in the UK, bar a short list of exemptions, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and provide details of where they will do so. While we fully expect the majority of people will abide by the measures, Public Health England will contact people to check they are complying. Those who are not can be fined up to £1,000.
- To ensure the measures are in line with the latest scientific evidence and remain effective and necessary, they will be reviewed every three weeks. The Government will also explore ways to safely increase travel, including with other countries but only when it’s safe to do so.
- The worst outcome for public health and our economy would be a second peak of the virus, which is why we are introducing these temporary, necessary measures to keep people safe.
The Prime Minister has condemned the violence seen against police officers during protests over the weekend.
- We are all sickened by George Floyd’s death, and understand the strength of feeling behind these protests.
- But under current rules, designed to control this deadly virus, gathering of more than six people are not allowed. Protesters are putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.
- These demonstrations have been subverted by instances of violence – which are a betrayal of the cause they purport to serve. Those responsible for this violence will be held to account.
Yesterday, we announced funding for over 130 charities across England, so they can continue to support those experiencing homelessness during coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
- As we inch towards normality, we must ensure that charities across the country can continue their vital work supporting vulnerable rough sleepers - helping us to end homelessness in this country.
- The funding is part of a £750 million package for UK charities who have been impacted by the pandemic and builds on our commitment to provide thousands of long-term, safe homes for vulnerable rough sleepers who have been housed during the pandemic.
- This funding will help charities continue to support vulnerable rough sleepers, ensuring they are getting everything they need to rebuild their lives once and for all.
We must stay alert, to control the virus, and save lives.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
- Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about what you can do and can’t do during this pandemic here.