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Stay at home and save lives



Stay at home and save lives


The Prime Minister has written to every UK household to urge them to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. This letter will land on the doorsteps of 30 million households across all four UK nations from this week.


The letter outlines the guidance everyone should follow and the measures the government has put in place to fight coronavirus and to support businesses and workers. The Prime Minister urges everyone to follow the rules to save lives and thanks NHS staff working round the clock as well as everyone volunteering their time to protect others.

Walsall Council would like to reinforce the message to the borough that you must stay at home to save lives. You may leave your home to buy food essentials and medicine, for exercise (once a day) and to seek medical attention, and for essential work but only if you are unable to work from home. When you do have to leave your home, you should ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household. The police will issue fines and disperse gathering if these rules are not observed.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home


These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

It is essential that children stay in their own home and do not visit other friends or households. This is essential to Stop Coronavirus Spreading.