Boris Johnson has outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including a ban on public gatherings of more than two people.
He said people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.
He also ordered the immediate closure of shops selling non-essential goods. Here’s how the rugby world reacted on social media.
Brian Moore said what a lot of us we’re thinking.
Typical of England’s weather to take the piss and be sunny when you’re restricted on going out.— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) March 24, 2020
It’s a whole new world in the Carling house.
talking thru the next 3 weeks’ restrictions with the kids. OK, no sport, no friends, no shopping, no McDonalds or Nando’s. But you have us, your parents………………(didn’t go quite as well as I had hoped 🤣🤣) – but on a serious note, we are up for it! Not that hard is it!!— Will Carling (@willcarling) March 24, 2020
Yes, you have Tim.
I’m an expert! pic.twitter.com/wh3TDwCEVe— Tim Visser (@timbovisser) March 24, 2020
Goode makes his point
Jonny May is still training hard
Whoever makes his windows should be highly commended.
Quarantine training adaptation – Nordic Hamstrings ✅ pic.twitter.com/D4XA5JVU9X— Jonny May (@J0nnyMay) March 24, 2020
Pass the Toblerone, Austin
Tough day, made easier pic.twitter.com/jLCIhGZ3y7— Austin Healey (@IamAustinHealey) March 23, 2020
Care backs Boris
Well said @BorisJohnson 🙌🏼— Danny Care (@dannycare) March 23, 2020