The Government’s plan also includes reducing police remit to just very serious crimes and instead refocussing police on maintaining public order.
Social distancing strategies could be implemented, which would include school closures, home-working, and reducing the number of large scale gatherings.
A new distribution strategy for key medicines and equipment would be arranged for sending out materials to the NHS and social care patients.
Measures would be implemented to assist businesses with short-term cash flow problems.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that widespread transmission of the virus across the UK was becoming “more likely” and urged people to “act on official medical advice”.