On the 23/3/2020 the UK government announced a lockdown order which will last for 3 weeks and states that people are only allowed to leave their homes to:
• Do basic food shopping,
• Exercise once a day i.e. run, walk or cycle,
• Medical need; to provide care or help a vulnerable person,
• To travel to and from work; only if necessary and if home working is impossible.
The government have stated that there are no other reasons why anyone should leave their house, so obviously taking holidays in cottages during this lockdown period is not permitted.
As at 23/3/20, the government have stated that their position will be reviewed after a period of 3 weeks.
The Prime Minister specified that the police will be given powers to fine people who do not follow the above. Read the Prime Minister's full speech.