EVERY UK mobile phone network is sending out text messages to remind people of the new government's new lockdown measures. 

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After the announcement of a shutdown last night, the gov.uk text messages warning people to stay at home.

The text, which has been received by many mobile phone users already this morning, says:

"GOV.UK CORONAVIRUS ALERT New rules in force now: you must stay at home. More info & exemptions at gov.uk/coronavirus Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives."

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The texts will be sent throughout the day. 

The government has had to work with each network operator to send them messages out.