20 March 2020 – Entertainment and Hospitality premises to close and public urged to stay home

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Robert Jenrick MP

Overview: To delay the spread of coronavirus, the government instructs some businesses and venues including all pubs, bars and restaurants to close.
This follows expert advice that more needs to be done in order to tackle the spread of infection – following  the call  to action to isolate or socially distance.
The closures aim to limit the spread of coronavirus by helping to stop non-essential contact and unnecessary travel.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-further-measures-on-social-distancing

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government