As the country continues to fight coronavirus, we must obey the rules or face the consequences, and those rules are always on the beat.
So, while you will probably have to stock up on food and supplies to help you out, everyone is warned that strict measures remain in place and that you cannot just go to stores as usual.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to lay out plans for the UK tomorrow evening (Sunday 10 May), but no one expects a sudden return to normal life overnight.
It can be frustrating, but scientists say that is what we need to do to reduce the spread of the disease.
Here’s the full list, published by the National Council of Chiefs of Police, of what you can and can’t do shopping over this holiday weekend, reports Essex Live.
This advice applies to major UK supermarkets, including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose, M&S, B&A, Lidl and more.
Shopping – What you can do:
- If you are in your weekly store, you will not be prevented from browsing the “non-essential” aisles.
- Buy several days of food, including luxury items and alcohol
- Buy a small amount of a basic or essential item (for example, a newspaper, pet food, a loaf of bread or a pint of milk)
- Collect excess basic food from a friend
- Buy tools and supplies to repair a weather-damaged fence panel
The document adds that people have a reason to visit stores while they are open, so it is not appropriate to prevent them from buying items considered “non-essential”
Shopping – What You Can’t Do
- Police say it is unreasonable to go out for DIY supplies so that you can arrange your kitchen, for example.
Remember that stores have their own rules that you must follow, so check before you visit.
People are always encouraged to stay at home as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, and this includes not visiting friends and family who are not living with you.
If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to your doctor’s office, pharmacy, or hospital.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature or new continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.