I am acutely aware of how seriously nearly everyone is observing the social distancing regime. Thank you. Keeping the country safe, protecting our NHS and minimising early deaths is the Government’s overriding priority. We can beat the spread of coronavirus.
Ministers at the Department of Housing, Communities & Local Government have issued an update on their work in recent days in response to COVID-19, and to answer some of the most frequent questions they have received.
The response of local communities to measures imposed to manage the spread of coronavirus is inspiring and extremely welcome. As the weeks of self-isolation draw out my grave concern is for people who face extreme loneliness.