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The new rules: These shops may remain open

On Monday 24 March, new and stricter rules were imposed on individuals as well as shops, churches, councils and businesses. Basically, everyone who can should stay at home and not go out except to buy food, and most shops and other businesses must keep their premises closed. But there are many exceptions, and some of them can be surprising.

TfL: 40 tube stations closed, no night tube and free bikes for NHS

Transport for London has closed the night tube, 40 smaller tube stations and the special Waterloo & City Line, and announced that the tube trains will gradually run less frequently. TfL will also suspend the congestion and pollution charges from Monday, and give NHS staff free rental of bicycles for all trips under 30 minutes.