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« Reply #18 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:24 GMT (UK) »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/pm-tells-britons-to-avoid-non-essential-contact-with-others

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Johnson raised the likelihood of those over 70 and more vulnerable people, such as those with prior health conditions, soon needing to be “largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks”.
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Re: Re: state of emergency
« Reply #19 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:33 GMT (UK) »
The guidance applies as soon as they announced it.

Here is a summary from BBC news:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51917562

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« Reply #20 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:37 GMT (UK) »
This is the relevant piece in Trystan's link

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By next weekend, those with the most serious health conditions must be "largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks"
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« Reply #21 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:38 GMT (UK) »
That is the only part of the guidance that does not apply immediately though.

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« Reply #22 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:41 GMT (UK) »
That is the only part of the guidance that does not apply immediately though.

Yes - but when I listened to the press conference they emphasized those with serious health conditions and 70+ as the ones that should be 'shielded' after this weekend.

I wondered if they were leaving it until after Mother's Day
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« Reply #23 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Quite possibly. Thankfully, I saw my mother this last weekend and left the present and card (and flowers) for her then.

Here is the official guidance:

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults
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« Reply #24 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:50 GMT (UK) »
My relatives are scattered around UK and Eire and friends are mainly over 70 but we have some good neighbours who have offered to help if we need it.

We've decided to drive out to the coast or moors and go for walks - it's a wonderful wild and empty countryside up here  :)

Very worried about those living alone or poor.
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« Reply #25 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for the link -- so the over 70s are NOT being forbidden to leave their homes. It is literally 'social distancing' and avoiding the use of public transport.

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« Reply #26 on: Monday 16 March 20 20:55 GMT (UK) »
"drive out to the coast or moors and go for walks"

I wish I had that option.
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