The police warned that anyone who do not follow the rules set out by the government will be fined up to £1,000 or get arrested.
Boris Johnson said in an address to the nation on Monday evening, that people are only allowed to leave their house for four reasons: to go to work, to get food and other essentials, to exercise once a day, to help those who are vulnerable or if they need medical assistance.
He urged the public to keep a 2 meters distance from one another when they are in public, and to rather try and stay at home.
The Prime Minister also implemented a new rule to ban public meetings of more than two people. He ordered the closure of shops which do not sell essential goods, libraries, places of worship and gyms.
All weddings, baptisms, and other public ceremonies are banned, and only immediate family are allowed to attend funerals.
These rules will be implemented for the next 3 weeks. New rule can be enforced by police officers by fining those who do not follow them.
Police officers have been patrolling the streets, closing non-essential shops who did not follow Boris Johnson’s instruction and asking groups of people gathering together to separate.
One person has been arrested for having a barbecue with more than 20 people on Tuesday.
Streets in cities and towns across the UK were empty.
The Foleshill police posted on twitter saying: “Please listen to government advice else this will get worse and will last longer!
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson