The Prime Minister has revealed high-risk individuals will be asked not to leave home at all for 12 weeks.

At today’s press conference the government revealed the NHS would be contacting high-risk individuals, with respiratory illnesses or specific cancers, and asking them to self-isolate for 12 weeks, without leaving home at all.

Up to 1.5 million people are set to be contacted.

People living with the at risk individuals will have to live by the same strict guidelines.

Supplies will be delivered by local authorities and distributors in parcels left at individuals’ front doors.

Members of the armed forces are supporting this effort, “including some of the finest military planners in the world”, said communities secretary Robert Jenrick.

“This will be a very worrying time for people with these health conditions”, he added. “Let’s guarantee they are never alone.”

The PM stated, while he wants people to enjoy parks, they should adhere to social distancing. He added: “Don’t think that fresh air in itself provides some sort of immunity.”

When questioned on whether the government will use greater powers to enforce social distancing, Mr Johnson said the government had already introduced “draconian” measures.

He added it was vital people were able to get outside and exercise and was why “parks are so absolutely crucial” for society.

However, he pleaded with people to exercise “in line with advice and the social distancing rule… if you don’t exercise responsibly there is going to be no doubt that we will have to bring forward further measures.”

Mr Johnson also thanked businesses for their “sacrifice” who had closed today, adding: “The reason we are taking these unprecedented steps… is of course that we have to slow the spread of the disease and save thousands of lives.”