Express.co.uk is sharing a new Covid-19 locating widget to give our readers a quick and easy way to find out how many infected people live in their area. Enter your postcode to find out the number of cases in your area, as well as across the rest of the UK. On Monday, Boris Johnson stepped up his response to the outbreak by urging all Britons to avoid pubs, clubs and unnecessary travel in a bid to prevent the virus spreading.
He also said employees who can carry out their work from home should do so.
Anyone who is quarantined in their home because they or a housemate or family member are showing coronavirus symptoms is asked to not leave the building unless they need to exercise.
People who do not have support from outsiders and may need to stock up on food or essentials should keep a safe distance from others when they do venture out for supplies.
So far, Mr Johnson has resisted calls to close schools, nurseries and universities.
Support for such measures is fast building among parents, teachers and students.
Many have taken to social media in recent days pledging to stage a mass walkabout if the Prime Minister didn’t empty classrooms to protect the health of students and teachers.
On Monday Mr Johnson said it was time for the UK to “go further” in the fight against the potentially deadly viral disease.
Speaking at his first daily press conference, which Downing Street announced following calls for transparency, he said Britain is gearing up for the next stage of the epidemic.
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“If necessary, you should ask for help from others for your daily necessities. And if that is not possible then you should do what you can to limit your social contact when you leave the house to get supplies.”
He also said anyone who is not ill and does not live with someone showing signs of Covid-19 should play their part by taking stems to roll back their contact with others.
This involves making changes to how they work, socialise and plan trips.
“And even if you don’t have symptoms and if no one in your household has symptoms there is more that we need you to do now,” Mr Johnson added.
“So second, now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.
“We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.”