At 8.00 pm on Monday 23rd March 2020 the prime minister Boris Johnson announced new and more strict restrictions to combat the Corona COVID 19 epidemic.
Mr Johnson said that if these rules are not followed then police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
People are also being told not to meet friends or family members who do not live with them.
Mr Johnson said people would only be allowed to leave their homes in future for specific and limited purposes:
The measures will last for three weeks from 23 March before being reviewed.
The full content of the prime minister's address can be found by following this link.
It may take a while for the full impact of these radical restrictions to be absorbed but there is no doubt of the government's resolve to combat the threat to our health and well being.
Three groups have been formed to offer help and support in Lyonshall and the surrounding area:
'Lyonshall Herefordshire' is an open Facebook group that has been formed in response to the current need for social distancing and limits on many activities. The intention is to offer support to our local community with practical assistance with dog walking, shopping etc. Facebook users just have to search for 'Lyonshall Herefordshire' and apply to join the group.
A WhatsApp group has been formed for residents at Whittern/Next End/Rhyse Lane/Sherrifs Lane and this may be extended to invite wider community if wished.
Follow the link https://chat.whatsapp.com/FCiBENUyGwP46k28EE6gNC for futher details.
Another Whats App has been introduced by Daniel Sutton who lives at Grove House, opposite White Lions Meadow (the house with the green gates) to communicate and support each other over the coming months.
It can be used any way, simply from giving people the comfort of day to day contact with the outside world, through to sharing knowledge/reassurance to those looking for guidance.
If you are comfortable with this and would like to be added, either text or WhatsApp Daniel on his mobile number 0798 4946 933, with the following information : - Full Name - Address - Mobile Number and he will add you to the group. He can also add people from surrounding villages if they wish to be added. The more the merrier! Daniel Sutton Mob:0798 494 6933 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org