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We Have a New Slogan

We Have a New Slogan”

Speaking ahead of that legislation being introduced in late March, Johnson said that people could "undertake one form of exercise" each day, with cycling being one example given, provided it is undertaken alone or with others with whom they live, something that has been reiterated in government guidance.

The prime minister, who spent a week in the hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, stressed that everyone must carry on abiding by social-distancing rules when out in public and that fines for flouting them will be increased.

Johnson said that starting Wednesday, a restriction limiting outdoor exercise to once a day will be lifted and that people will be able to take "unlimited amounts". Some restaurants could open by July 1.

There's also widespread speculation that Johnson will announce a 14-day quarantine for all travellers coming to the United Kingdom bar those from Ireland, as part of measures aimed at avoiding a second peak of the pandemic.

"This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week", Johnson said.

It advised people that the only reasons to leave the house were: to shop for "basic necessities or pick up medicine", to travel to work when you "absolutely can not work from home", to exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household and finally, it told us "do not meet others, even friends or family".

Businesses deciding whether to go back to work in construction or manufacturing are being encouraged to do so south of the border.

How those workers will get there is unclear, as the prime minister said they should avoid "public transport if at all possible" but instead travel by vehicle, bicycle or on foot.

How long will home learning go on for?

"We will be monitoring our progress locally, regionally, and nationally, and if there are outbreaks, if there are problems, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes", he said.

"It would be madness now to throw away that achievement by allowing a second spike", he added.

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The information was tweeted out from his official account which highlighted the government's new slogan "stay alert, control the virus, save lives" - showing that the previous "stay home" message seems to have been dropped.

In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson, heralded "a new golden age for cycling", with the government underlining the importance of travelling by bike (as well as on foot) given the reduced capacity on public transport due to fewer services and social distancing, and the prospect of gridlock if people travel by vehicle - should they have access to one at all, of course.

If a person or anyone in their household has symptoms, they must all self-isolate.

The leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, complained that Johnson's new road map raised "as many questions as it answers".

What else did the prime minister say?

The first minister said the new guidelines governing exercise in Scotland were not a "licence to meet up in groups" at parks or beaches. The devolved administrations were not given prior notification of the change.

On Sunday, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also relaxed the exercise rules and said more changes could follow. "It is of course for him to decide what's most appropriate for England, but given the critical point we are at in tackling the virus, #StayHomeSaveLives remains my clear message to Scotland at this stage".

Jenrick defended the new messaging, saying on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that "we need a more nuanced message" and that staying at home would "still be an important part of the message". She also asked Scots to wear face masks in shops.

The governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, extended their lockdowns prior to Johnson's speech and eased restrictions less than the steps the prime minister announced for England.

Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster also rejected the new slogan; Wales was not consulted either. Europe and the United States are now the worst-hit regions. The country has reported more than 220,000 recorded cases and 31,000 deaths from the virus as of Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.



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