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Prime Minister announces stricter measures in response to coronavirus pandemic

The Prime Minister has announced stricter measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country is in a moment of ‘national emergency’.

Speaking from Downing Street yesterday evening, Boris Johnson told people to only leave the house to travel to work where absolutely necessary and to shop for essential items or to fulfil any medical or care needs.

All shops selling non-essential good have been ordered to close with immediate effect, along with playgrounds, libraries and churches, and people have also been asked to only leave the home to exercise once a day if necessary.

The police now has the powers to disperse gatherings of more than two people and issue fines for anyone not adhering to the new measures.

The Prime Minister said the restrictions would be under constant review and would be looked at again in three weeks.

He concluded by saying: “I urge you in this moment of national emergency to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.”

As of this afternoon, 442 have sadly died from Covid-19 in the UK and more than 8,000 cases have now been confirmed.

Wiltshire College & University Centre closed its doors on Monday 23rd March in line with government advice but is still delivering lessons via online platforms.

It is currently reviewing arrangements to see how it can support its students with Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) or who are vulnerable.

Keep an eye on the website for more up to date information.

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