What does the new government 'stay alert' slogan mean?

The UK government has released a new 'stay alert' slogan - but what does that actually mean?

Sunday, 10th May 2020, 3:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th May 2020, 3:56 pm

The previous slogan "stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives" was replaced by "stay alert > control the virus > save lives" on Sunday, May 10.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to expand fully on what this new slogan means for lockdown rules in his press conference this evening.

However, Mr Johnson shared a statement on Twitter briefly explaining the new "rules".

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He said: "Everyone has a role to play in helping to control the virus by staying alert and following the rules. This is how we can continue to save lives as we start to recover from coronavirus.

"We can help control he virus if we all stay alert.

"Stay at home as much as possible.

"Work from home if you can.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to expand on the new "stay alert" slogan in his press confrence.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to expand on the new "stay alert" slogan in his press confrence.

"Limit contact with other people.

"Keep your distance if you go out (two metres apart where possible)

"Wash your hands regularly.

"And if you or anyone in your household has symptoms, you all need to self-isolate.

The new slogan released by the government is "stay alert > control the virus > save lives". photo: PA

"Stay alert > control the virus > save lives."

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