CORONAVIRUS rules "apply to everyone in the UK" apart from the devolved nations, according to the UK Government website.

During his TV address on Sunday night, Johnson failed to mention that his plans to get people back to work and out of the house more, applied only to England.

Under the question "does this guidance apply across the UK?", the website stated: "The rules apply to everyone in the UK, but the law and some of the specific guidance are different in each part of the UK.

"If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland additional guidance is available."

The Prime Minister unveiled a series of updates to his strategy in a pre-recorded speech from Downing Street at 7pm on Sunday night.

He unveiled the UK Government’s new slogan urging the country to ‘Stay Alert to Control the Virus and Save Lives’ – phrasing that ditches the ‘Stay At Home’ message used since lockdown began in March.

In what he called “a change of emphasis” the Prime Minister said that “anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work”. He also said some primary school pupils could return by June 1 “at the earliest” while there are plans for the “phased reopening” of shops at the same time.

The only change in Scotland is that the public will be allowed to exercise more than once a day.

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