From today, people who have been shielding in England and Wales during the coronavirus crisis can exercise and meet people from another household outdoors.

The Government will publish full guidance on how the 2.2 million extremely vulnerable people shielding from coronavirus can safely venture out for the first time in months.

Robert Jenrick explained during Sunday’s coronavirus briefing that those shielding could go out with members of their households and meet people using social distancing rules.

If a shielding person is living alone, then they will be able to meet an individual from another household.