Shops in the UK are implementing new rules for people to practice social distancing when they are shopping. Waitrose installed checkout screens, protective gear have to be worn by staff.
They are limiting the number of customers in a shop, and they are implementing marshals in stores to enforce the two-metre distance rule, all these new regulations are to help customers shop safely while ensuring its employees are protected.
Lidl also installed protection screens at checkouts in an attempt to keep customers and employees protected. Tesco will be limiting the number of people entering the store as well as possibly banning trolleys, leaving customers with only baskets
The economy is decreasing rapidly for the first time in a long time, due to the COVID-19 virus. With many businesses closed and a decrease as such the country could enter a recession later in the year.
Chief business economist, Chris Williamson said that a recession is now more likely than ever. In other news, the London underground was very busy this morning despite Prime Minister Borris Johnson urging the public to stay at home.
The police have received lots of calls from confused people asking them about the new rules.
Prisons in the UK are in lockdown and all visits have been cancelled to implement the government’s new regulations.
This means prisoners are locked up most of the time but are allowed to use showers, phones and do exercise, at this stage, there are 5 UK prisoners who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson