Coronavirus Update: Shielding

From tomorrow people who have been shielding, some for as long as 10 weeks, will be able to leave the house - taking full precautions of course and only for a limited time each day - as we seek to ease the burden of loneliness and isolation.

I totally understand people's fears and frustrations, this is an incredibly difficult time and a huge challenge, but as the Foreign Secretary said on Sky News this morning we can't stay locked down forever. We have to begin to ease the restrictions and get things moving, but we're taking every precaution. We're measuring and testing things all the way along, and we're prepared to undo things if we need to in order to protect people.