Coronavirus UK: When will lockdown be over in the UK?

26 March 2020, 10:57 | Updated: 26 March 2020, 11:01

Coroanvirus lockdown: How long are the rules in place for?
Coroanvirus lockdown: How long is the UK on lockdown for? Picture: PA

Boris Johnson has officially confirmed the rules and guidelines for going out in the UK - but how long can’t we see friends and family for? And when will lockdown be over?

Coronavirus UK has officially led Boris Johnson to put the country on lockdown - but how long for?

The Prime Minister addressed the nation on March 23rd and brought in measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 such as only going out for one bit of exercise a day and essential shopping for food.

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Visits to friends and family is not allowed and only travel for essential work that can not be completed at home is permitted.

Coronavirus lockdown: Travel is limited to essential trips for work only
Coronavirus lockdown: Travel is limited to essential trips for work only. Picture: PA

Boris Johnson has admitted the measures are extreme so how long is the UK on lock down for? Here’s what we know:

How long is the UK on lockdown for?

During his speech, Boris Johnson has revealed the measures and rules he has put in place are for three weeks for now.

He said the measures will be reevaluated then to see if the lockdown needs to be extended which will be based on the spread of coronavirus.

Boris Johnson rules will be in place for three weeks at least
Boris Johnson rules will be in place for three weeks at least. Picture: PA

How long have Italy been on lock down for?

Italy was the first European country to enforce lockdown measures and officially put the whole country into lockdown on March, 10.

What are the UK lockdown rules?

Under the new rules, the nation can only go out for essential shopping trips, one form of exercise a day, any media needs and to travel to and from essential work.

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