This England (2022): Season 1, Episode 3 - Episode #1.3 - full transcript

Carrie and Boris hold a baby shower at Checkers while the WHO and scientists stress the importance of covid testing. The government imposes a lock-down after a slow implementation of other restrictions.

(water splashing)

(eerie music)

- [Boris's Father] What are
you wanna be when you grow up?

- World king.

(Boris breathing raggedly)


- Beware the Ides of March.

(people chatting)

- Hello, it's Southampton Grange here.

We've had one of our
residents with the virus.

He was in hospital and he's died.

We're wanting to test our
other residents and our staff.

So, where do we get the tests?

- You can try your testing
center in the area,

but they're only doing tests on

people with symptoms at the moment.

- Yeah, but I think the thing is-

- I'll call PHE, see what we can do.

- We have a home with
more than 50 residents

and we know someone
there has had the virus

because they've died.

- The policy at the moment

is to only test people with symptoms.

- But we have staff and residents

that have been in contact with the virus.

Surely we can get them tested?

- That's our policy at the moment.

- And you're gonna have to
stay there for a little bit.

«All right, Norah?
- Thank you.

- Yeah, so we're just gonna
take you to your room now,

keep you nice and safe.

And you mustn't let these masks scare you.

- There you go, Bri, stay in
your room for a while, okay?

- How long do I have to stay here for?

- This is a very nice place

for a weekend in the country, Carrie.

- Yeah. I mean, just look at this place.

It's all bit surreal though.

From a flat in Camberwell, to this?

- Don't knock a flat in Camberwell,

it has a lot of advantages.

(women laughing)

- Didn't wrap very well.

- Oh! (women cooing)

Oh, it's so beautiful.

Oh Rob, thank you so much.

- [Rob] You're very welcome.
- You went for blue?

So you think it's a hoy?

- I think it is a Tory.

(all laughing)

- [News Reporter] 368 people
died in Italy yesterday

in COVID related deaths.

Hospitals are being overwhelmed.

Morgues are inundated with corpses.

Coffins are in short supply.

And mourners are being forced
to grieve in isolation.

- We have a simple
message for all countries.

Test. Test. Test.

- I wrote to the government to nudge them

into mobilizing the lab
facilities of the academic labs

that are lying idle.

And these are near the hospitals

and the healthcare centers,

which could help to
protect the vulnerable.

And the government are not responding.

So I think we should
just go ahead ourselves.

- Well, I spoke to UCLH.

They're ready to start
testing their staff.

- Well, good. Let's get started.

- Where are we at on testing?

- We have capacity for
10,000 tests per day.

We need to focus them on patients

with symptoms in hospitals.

The more tests we do,
the slower the results.

- It would be a disaster if we
were unable to test patients.

- [Matf] Yeah, I agree.

- So the ACDP, Matt,

have now finally agreed attainment level,

two labs can handle all samples, so-

- Great. Yeah, finally.

1 also want to announce a new target

of 25,000 tests per day.

How soon do you think
that you can deliver that?

-I'm not sure that it would make sense

to give a date deadline.

(dramatic music)

- Hiya. Come on in.

And now we've got two
of our family members,

and they've both got temperatures

and also breathing difficulties.

Yeah. As per your guidelines.

- That's really good.
Open up a little way.

- Open up a little bit more.
- Give us a little bit.

- Just as if you were at the dentist.

- There you go.
- Little bit more for me.

- That's brill. That's all done.

- Thank you.

- Is there any chance you can test

everyone else while you're here?

- We're not gonna be able
to test the other residents.

- Why not?

- The labs are just
swamped and overworked.

- We've all seen the figures
from Imperial and LSHTM.

The key is capacity.

We need to get everyone
safely out of the hospitals

that doesn't need to be there,

or we are going to be swamped.

- Agreed.

We can't have scenes like the ones

in Italy happening over here.

We'd be crucified.

- There are thousands of people

who are medically fit to leave.

And we could postpone
non-urgent procedures.

- Good morning, Nadia. How are you?

- Yeah, I'm fine thank you. You?

- Stats are 96%.

- Okay, pre-oxygenating.

- Propofol given.

- So I've ordered 12 more ventilators.

I'm not supposed to, but
if I don't order them now,

there's not gonna be any left.

- But then the next problem will be

do we have enough oxygen flow

to actually run all the ventilators?

- I know, exactly.

(traffic rushing)

{ominous music)

- Hiya, love.

- Good morning. Morning.
Morning everybody.

It looks as though we're now approaching

the fast growth part of the upward curve.

And, without drastic action,

cases could double every five or six days.

- Boris says the virus is
doubling every five to six days,

but on the 12th,

Italy had a thousand deaths and we had 10.

And yesterday we had 81 deaths, so-

- That's doubling every,
like, 30 hours or something.

- Yeah.

- We need to ask you to ensure that if you

or anyone in your household
has one of those two symptoms,

then you should stay at home for 14 days.

Second, now is the time
for everyone to stop

non-essential contact with others.

So mass gatherings we are now

moving emphatically away from.

(care home residents chatting)

- If you follow the news,

Ithink we're heading
to a national lockdown.

What I'd like to do,

the first thing I'd like to do,

is lockdown here from today.

- Yeah.

- Right, the next thing is quite probable

that we'll have some family
members who test positive.

So I'm considering
Buttermeads becoming an area

in which we support people
that have tested positive.

- [News Reporter] Share prices
have sunk around the world.

And just look at the scale of that fall.

We're talking about the
biggest fall in share prices

we've seen in living memory.

- We are short of ventilators.

So we need a national effort,

we need to sum up the spirit of Dunkirk,

and we need you to rescue
us in Operation Last Gasp.

(intense music)

- We're just gonna roll you in.

Are you comfortable? Good.

- We're full, absolutely full.

There's no point bringing someone here.

There's nothing we can do for them.

- Cheerio, Gavin.

- Yeah. See you later.

- Yeah, sleep well!


- Hello.

- Finally, I am home

in this love's hallowed temple.

This soft bed in such white robes.

Heavens angels used to be received by men.

Or by me, that is, anyway.


- Listen, I think I'm
gonna go to Camberwell

to self isolate.

I'm worried about him.

You're so busy, anyway.

Is that okay?

- That's okay. Well, of course.

Of course, course, course.

- It's no use keeps
sending patients to us.

If we take anymore, we
can't take care of them.

- What about Ealing?

- Ealing's getting full.

- But we can't turn 'em away.


(passenger coughing)

(hospital machines beeping)

- [Doctor] A solution.

- To which problem?

- The lack of ventilators and oxygen.

These are domestic
machines for sleep apnea.

We can convert them and use them here.

- Well, that will just pump the virus out.

- Not with this added.

- Where did you get that?

- 13D printed it.

- Are you gonna finish
your dinner with me? Eh?

Try a bit more?

(pensive music)

- Ready?

First little bit.

Good man.

- We're gonna move out this
room and go up in your bedroom.

- [Care Worker] We're gonna go
upstairs to our new bedroom.

Shall we go with them, Jilly?

- [Woman] See you all later, ladies.

- Just round this corner, Jilly.

And that'll be your room.

- Here we are, Pat.

Oh, it's lovely and bright in here, Pat.

1 reckon we'll be all right, won't we?

We'll be comfortable in here.

- So what are we clearing for?

- Did you hear what Russ said

about maybe bringing beds in it?


- [Care Worker] Like
set it up like a ward.

Completely closed off COVID ward.

- Morning, PM.

- All right, Gazzer. Stand by.

Morning all, morning all, morning all.

- We have to practice what we preach.

So we need to sort out a
way of social distancing.

- And we should have
designated replacements

for all of us, you know,

if we should fall ill.
- Agreed.

Each Secretary of State
should nominate a minister.

If Lee is ill, Isaac
Levido should replace him.

-And if you're ill?

- Isaac or Paul Stevenson.

And Gabriel should replace
either of them, if they're ill.

- Who would take over
from the Prime Minister?

- Designated survivor?

- Well, the Foreign Secretary
is first secretary of state.

- Or there is Michael,

as he's in charge of the cabinet office.

- 1, you know, I think
I'd probably go with

the foreign secretary
for precedence and so on.

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I Just as the sun was shining ;

♪ heard, I heard a fair maiden ♪

I Singing her song ♪

- [Care Worker] Morning.

- [Brian] Morning, sweetheart.

- How you doing?

- [Brian] Fine.

- You ready to get up
and have your shower?

- Oh yes, please.

- Public health are on the phone.

All the tests have come back positive.

- Oh shit.

Okay. Can you stay?

- Yeah, of course.

- [Care Worker] All right?
- Yeah.

- Then we'll wash it off.

- It is an absolute priority

that the NHS must not be overwhelmed.

- Agreed.

- And we are drawing up
a new four pillar plan

on page eight.

- Four pillars.

- NHS-PHE swab testing for patients.

Commercial swab testing for key workers,

for doctors and so on.

Antibody testing to help
determine if people have immunity.

And surveillance testing to help build up

our understanding of the virus.

- [Simon] The operational
aim is to free up

30,000 or more beds.

A, assume that you will
need to postpone all

non-urgent elective operations

from the 15th of April at the latest.

B, urgently discharge
all hospital inpatients

who are medically fit to leave.

- Don't go in there. It's packed.

There'll be virus everywhere.

- So, today we got the new
guidance from NHS England

saying we need to expand
critical care capacity

to the maximum by urgently discharging

all hospital inpatients who
are medically fit to leave.

- Well, what about testing?

- I've checked with the
department of health and PHE,

they're saying we don't need to test them.

- What you been up to this morning?

- Just had my breakfast

and just watched a bit of telly.

- Do you want any you any more, Brian?

- No, thank you.

- No. Okay.

Are you sure?

- Yeah.


Thank you.

Bye, bye.

- Thank you.

- [News Reporter] The most
stringent restrictions

on how we lead our lives since the war.

-Ey up, dad.

- [Mal's Dad] Aye aye.

- You're gonna have me more
at home with you from now on.


- Yeah.

Been told to shield because of my COPD.

So, no more work for me.

- What about you?

- Someone's gotta work.

Place still need's keeping clean.

- What if you catch it?

-I'm gonna go live in caravan for a bit.

Give you a bit of peace and quiet.

(ambulance sirens blaring)

(rain pattering)

- Good man.

I'm gonna put your pajamas on.

Now go back. Lovely.

- Yeah.

- I'm just gonna tidy up the room

and I will see you later.

- Okay. Well, I've already
got five staff off.

Yeah, I've got people shielding.

(man coughing and retching)

- Sue, my love.

I just wanted to see
you before I go to bed.

Night, my love.

Love you.
- Love you.

- Suction in.

Blade in.

- [Hospital Staff] That's very low.

-I can't see his cords. Hang on.

Okay. So, bring the bag in.

Bring the bag back in.

- [Hospital Staff] Can someone get

the difficult airway trolley please?

- Any of the ITB consultants in the ward?

- Can anyone get another
consultant please?


- [Woman] Is Tony available today?

- [Tony's Wife] I'm sorry,
Tony can't come in today.

- [Woman] We have a shortage of drivers.

- I'm sorry. He can't.

- [Woman] Okay. Any
improvement, let us know.

- Okay. Bye.

- Let's have a look.

Okay. I think we should call 111.

- I have already.

- Really?

- I waited two hours.

When I finally got through,
they just said, "Phone your GP."

- Ah, God.

- Which brings us to the question of

what happens if people
choose not to stay at home?

- Well, the military is on standby

in case they need to enforce a lockdown.

- What did you say? What do you mean?

What do you mean use force?

- Well, they have a plan to
put roadblocks around London.


That's not gonna bloody happen.

- If we're going to lock down,

then the sooner the better.

- "If it were done, when tis done,

"then t'were well it were done quickly."

- Exactly.

- "But in these cases we
sill have judgment here,

“that we but teach.

"Bloody instructions, which being taught

"return to plague the inventor."

So this is a big one.

- Has the patient been
taken for an x-ray yet?

- Yes, we're going to-

- Ah, brilliant.

{woman coughing)

- Morning, Bob.

- Morning. Morning.
- Hiya.

How are you?

- Yeah. Yes.

I'm fine, thank you.

- You slept alright last night?

- 1 did.

- Oh, hi Karen. You all right?

- I'm really not feeling well.

- Okay.

- I'm really sorry, but I
won't be able to come in today.

- Oh, well thanks for letting me know.

You take care and get back in
touch you as soon as you can.

- Your granddaughters normally
visit you a lot, don't they?

- Yes.

- Just at the moment we
have got some new rules.

- Oh, right.
- Okay.

But you'll still be able to
chat to them and see them.

- Will 1?

- And then, you know we've
got the iPad downstairs?

- Yeah. I don't know much about those.

(pensive music)

(man coughing)

- Hi.

- [Jo] Hi. How'd it go?

- Well, I'm still here.

I mean, look. Look at this lot.

Yeah, I know.

I know, I could be here all day.

I dunno.

- Neil, are you okay?

- Yeah, I got a cough yesterday,

and now a bit of a fever.

So I'm self isolating.

- Sorry to hear that.

- I probably caught it
at one of our meetings.

Alot of it around Westminster, I think.

- Sharon, I got your proposal for funding

for the genomics group.

« The virus will mutate. We
need to track those changes.

- Absolutely. You have our backing.

- [Sharon] Great. Thank you.

- Graham, schools.

- So, SPI-M looked at this.

Overall, we think closing
schools will have,

at most, a 5% reduction in ICU demand.

- How are we doing on testing?

- We are aiming for 25,000 tests per day.

- How many are we actually doing?

- Our current capacity is 6,084 per day.

- That's less than the previous target.

It's vital that all NHS
staff get access to tests.

- Exactly. And care homes.

- Where are we on the curve?

- We're following a similar path to Italy.

Two to four weeks behind.

We still think that the
doubling time is around

five to seven days.

- [Doctor] Mr. Green?

- Yeah. That's me. Coming.

- I'm sorry to say that the lymphoma

has spread to your abdomen.

We're going to start
chemotherapy as soon as possible.

With this type of cancer,
the recovery rate is good.

- Okay.

- Hey Jenny.

Thanks for doing this.
- [Jenny] Prime Minister.

- It's good to see you. Good to see you.

Where's Chris?

I mean, he hasn't got it, has he?

Oh God, that would be embarrassing.

And we come today to
the key issue, schools.

We think now that schools
will shut their gates

from Friday afternoon.

They will remain closed
until further notice.

(people chatting)

- I believe, in this time of pandemic,

we should suspend all
prayers from the mosque.

We're authorized to do
this, not by the government,

but by the prophet himself.

Peace be upon him.

The Mufti will explain.

- The last thing I want to do

is suspend our place of worship.

But once, you know, during
the lifetime of our profit,

peace be upon him,

there was a typhoon and
villages were destroyed.

And the prophet Mohammed,
peace be upon him,

he told them to stay at
home and pray at home

to keep them safe.

1 don't want to see you guys die off.

You're the founders of our community.

{woman coughing)

(intense music)

(dog barking)

{woman coughing)

- [News Reporter] National
Health England today announced

15,000 patients will be discharged

from hospitals in the next few days,

many into residential care.

- Brian. How are we feeling?

Okay, well, just to let you know,

we and the team have been talking

and I think it's probably wise

that we move you onto the COVID ward.

- [Doctor] You alright?

- Yeah.

- First time on a COVID ward?

- Yeah.

- [Doctor] It's gonna be fine.

-I'm just gonna freshen your mouth up.

It's just a swab going in.

(hospital machines beeping)

- How are you feeling?

- 1 should go get a test.

- Well, yeah.

- Carry on keeping your distance.

Don't want you getting it.

(phone ringing)

- Hello?

- [Andrea] Hello Mani. It's Andrea.

1 can't come in. I'm not feeling well.

- Can you get a test.

- Still really high, dad.

I'm gonna try the doctor again.

I'l be back in a sec, all right?

No, the coughs not got worse.

It's just...

I don't know, he's usually
really, really sharp.

And he just seems kind of out of it.

- [Operator] NHS 111.

- Can you speak to my husband please?

He's not been feeling well.

- Hello.

- [Operator] Hello, sir.
What are your symptoms?

- My wife, my wife thinks I have COVID.

(pensive music)

- We've already had deaths.

And now you want us to
bring people into our homes

who've been in hospitals,
where there's a virus,

without even knowing
whether they've got it?

- [Patient] Going much further, am I?

- You're just going to your room.

Are you gonna start at the
top? And I'll do the bottom.

Mind your little leggies.

- We are issuing an
instruction to all of our homes

to refuse to allow patients into our homes

who've been discharged from hospital

without a negative test.

- Hi. How you doing?

- [Care Worker] I won't
be able to come in today.

- Yep.

- [Care Worker] I'm really
sorry, I think it's COVID.

- Yeah. Okay.

- Well, we have a patient
by the name of Brian.

And basically his
breathing is very erratic.

His temperature is 37.7. Very high.

Is it at all possible you
can come out to see him?

- [GP] I can't currently.

- Okay.

Brian's with you now.

- [GP] Hello, Brian, how are you feeling?

- Terrible.

- [GP] Are you able to move?

(hospital sirens blaring)

- Isaac Levido to see Lee Cain?

- I think we need to get a slogan.

All right. I think it's
gotta be something simple.

- [Ben] Get COVID done.

- [Isaac] Very good, Ben.

- Three words is good, it's not essential.

- [Ben] Stay at home.

-No, no, no.

We wanna avoid patronizing people,

‘cause they're taking it seriously.

- It's obvious you've
gotta focus on the NHS.

If you can link the message
to them, it's gonna work.

- We are trying to help them be safe.

- [Ben] Oh, is there some
pun on safe and locks?

- What the fuck is the
matter with you today?

- We need to connect staying
at home with being safe.

- Stay safe, stay home.

They've been using "Staying
at home save lives"

in other countries.

- We're not other countries, Ben.

- You've gotta use the NHS.
You've gotta own the NHS.

This crisis is all about the NHS.

If you allow even a sliver of space

between you and it, you're fucked.

«All right. Well.

All right, what about,
instead of keeping you safe,

we keep the NHS safe.

- Okay. Thank you.

Thank you.

- We've got 12 in isolation now.

Yeah. Full barrier nursing.

And we have eight staff off.

Two with coughs.

They're isolating at home for two weeks.

They can't get a test.

- Dorothy, you're 102?

I can't believe it.

What do you put it down to?

- Hard work.

{Dorothy coughing)

- Dorothy, do you want to clean hanky?

- will,
- Yeah.

- Pipes and stuff like this.

This sort of stuff.

- Did you repair it for
people in the military?

- Yeah.

- [Care Worker] Look at this for service.

- Yeah.

- I don't do this for everyone, you know.

- [Dorothy] You don't?

-No, no, no.

- [Care Worker] What a gentleman, eh?

- I come from a military family.

- Oh yeah.

- My granddad and my dad.

My dad missed lots of my
birthdays when I was younger.

He used to send me
chocolate from Afghanistan.

- I bet he did.

- It wasn't very good chocolate.

- Wasn't it?

- (laughing) No.

- Yeah?

- Hello my lovely. You
fell asleep in the chair.

- 1 did.

- Shall we go up to bed?

- Yes, all right.

- Yeah.

- Oh, God, sorry about that.

Best meal I've had in ages.

- How's Carrie?

- She's good. So, what have we got?

- If you look at the charts on page one,

there's a range of possible revenue falls,

from loss of tax revenues
due to reduced activity.

Chart two shows a range of
extra costs for healthcare.

Chart three, possible costs
for supporting local government

due to their lost revenues.

And then in four, possible
costs for supporting individuals

who are locked down and
therefore cannot work.

- You know, these numbers are huge.

We should take a moment
to sort of step back here

from the precipice.

We just spent the last 10 years
bashing Labour over the head

about getting the country into
debt in a financial crisis

and thereby wrecking the economy.

- The economics aside, we
could make the politics work.

- We need to focus on the idea

that last time Labour
bailed out the bankers.

This time we have to support
the workers, the people.

Our focus groups show that
people will accept a lockdown

if we support them financially.

The markets are crashing
because we have no plan

to protect the people.

We need a credible health
plan to rescue the economy.

-I agree.

- Christ. I don't know.

I mean, how are we gonna pay for all this?


- [Charlotte] How's it going?

- [Kenneth] Well, they've done the x-ray.

- [Charlotte] Okay.

- And they think it's pneumonia.

They're gonna move me to ward.

- Oh, dad.

- I'l let you know as
soon as I know where I am

and what's happening.

(meditative music)

- Brian? Let me see you, darling.

- She's come to see you.

There you go.

- Hello.

- Look, there's your granddaughter.

All of your granddaughters.

All right, Brian.

Look, we're sorry about this.

- Nice seeing you.

- There we go.

You all right, Mary?

- Yes.

- You all right, love?

- Yes. Thank you.

1 brought some of my favorite perfume.

He gives me it every year.

And I wondered if you'd put it beside him

so that he can smell it.

- [Care Worker] Of course I would.

- And that would remind him of me.

- [Care Worker] Of course I will.

Just pop it in there for me.

- Hello. We've got your test results back.

We're gonna be moving you to
the COVID ward shortly, okay?

- Well, we just need
you to sign this please.

- What's that?

- It's a do not resuscitate form.

It just means that if anything happens,

we'll not try to intubate you
and put you on a ventilator.

You'll still receive every
other sort of treatment though.

- It looks as though the doubling rate

for ICU cases is three to five days,

not the five to six point
five that we expected.

The rapid increase in ICU admissions

is consistent with a
higher reproduction number

than the 2.4 previously estimated.

It's very likely that
we will see ICU capacity

in London breached by
the end of the month.

- Where do I sign?

- Just over here.

(staff chatting)

{urgent music)

(machines beeping)

- I'm going to die.

- Dad, you are not going to die.

- They told me. They told me.

I've got COVID.

I had to sign a DNR form.

- What?

- I think I'm going to die.

-No. Dad, stop it.

You're not going to die.

Loads of people recover from COVID.

Is there someone I could talk to.

You see a nurse or a doctor or anyone?

-No, no one.

- Today I'm joined by the
Chancellor of the Exchequer,

Rishi Sunak and Jenny Harries,
Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

We are collectively
telling cafes, pubs, bars,

and restaurants to close

tonight and not to open tomorrow.

Although, to be clear,

they can continue to
provide takeout services.

We're also telling nightclubs, theaters,

cinemas, gyms and
leisure centers to close.

The whole purpose of these businesses

is to bring people together.

But the sad thing is that
today, for now at least,

we need to, physically, we
need to keep people apart.

And listening to what I just said.

I mean, some people may
of course be tempted

to go out tonight, but please don't.

- Today I can announce

that for the first time in our history,

the government is going to step in

and help to pay people's wages.

Up to a total of £2,500 a month.

- Excuse me. Thank you very much.

There you go, Jay.

- Thanks mate.
- Make the most of it.

It'll be the last one for a while.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

- When this is over,

we want to look back on this moment

and remember the many
small acts of kindness

done by us and to us.

We want to look back on this time

and remember how we
thought first of others

and acted with decency.

We want to look back on this time

and remember how,

inthe face of a
generation defining moment,

we undertook a collective national effort

and we stood together.

(ambulance sirens blaring)

- Hello, Andrea, how you doing?

All right?

So listen, we think we're gonna
give you a go on the CPAP,

just to give you a bit of
extra support, all right?

- Thank you.

- [Hospital Staff] It's
nothing to worry about out.

- Your father isn't gonna
get any better, I'm afraid.

He's really struggling at this point.

He's suffered multiple organ failure.

He's sedated, but he's peaceful.

I'm sorry.

- There is a perfectly adequate supply

of PPE for care workers,

and any supply pressures have
been completely resolved.

But wherever possible,

it is important to stand
at least two meters apart

to stop the spread of the virus.

- You said we should
stay two meters apart,

but you three are within
one meter of each other.

- Dad,

I know you can hear me.

We love you.

You've always been so strong.

And you've always been there for us.

1 love you.

(pensive music)

{door closing)

(Brian breathing heavily)

(door opening quietly)

(PPE rustling)

- [Care Worker] Are you all right, Bob?

- Yeah, not so bad.

- [Care Worker] Didn't wake you up, did I?

-No. No.

- [Care Worker] How are you feeling?

- Not too bad.

- Okay, am I alright to lower your head?

- Yes.

- Shall I switch the light
off and come see you later?

- Yeah.

- All right then mister. Sleep well.

- [News Reporter] They line up outside

as supermarkets limit
the number of shoppers

due to panic buying.

- We've identified the Excel Center

in the East End of London

as the site for our first
Nightingale hospital.

- It looks good.

- We reckon it has capacity
for thousands of beds.

We just obviously need it ASAP.

(sorrowful music)



Good morning.

Are you all right, my love?

Should we get up and ready for the day?

(Bob mumbling)

You're a bit warm, sweetheart.

Are you okay?

(hospital machines beeping)

- Hi dad.

- What are you doing here?

- Hey, dad.

FaceTime wasn't working,

so they said we should just come in.

- Oh, bloody amateur.

- Hey. Why don't you
shift up a little bit.

There we go.

- I want to sit up.

Sit up.

- Oh, bless you dad.

That's it.

- That's better.

- What's this, yogurt?

Did you want some dad? Yeah?

There you go.

How's that?

- [Kenneth] That's good.

I'm starving.

- Here you go.

(Kenneth breathing heavily)

You poor thing, did they
just leave that there?

There you go.

Do you want some water?

- Excuse me.

What's going on here?

There's nobody in there with them.

It's like they've been abandoned.

Why are you allowing them to suffer?

You wouldn't treat a dog like this.

- They're putting you on a ventilator.

I know, but your sats aren't good.

Gonna have to intubate you.

I'm sorry.

1 know. I know.

- All right, my darling?

Don't cry.

Oh no, don't, ‘cause you'll make me cry.

Listen, what he's saying makes sense.

- There's somebody coming.

There's somebody coming to see you, Dad.

- His phone's out of battery.

I'm gonna go to the car,
get him a charger. Okay?

- Okay.

- Back in a minute, dad.


(hospital machines beeping)

(Kenneth breathing heavily)

- Hello, Andrea.

It's Tom.

I know it's hard to recognize us

under all this bloody gear.

- Yes.

- I'm gonna put you on a
ventilator today, sweetheart.


Gonna take this train for a while.

Make sure you're getting enough oxygen.

Is there anybody that
you want to chat first?

Talk to?

You've already spoken
to your children, okay.

(Kenneth's daughter sobbing)

- He's gone.

{both sobbing)

- It's wrong to be treating
our colleagues here.

It's not good for us.

And it could end up not
being good for them.

-I agree.

- Where's she meant to go?

- UCH or The Royal Brompton
would be the best place

that would give her the best chance.

- Yeah.

- [Hospital Staff] Putting
another about mask pot on.

Okay? You all right?

Well done.

You're doing great.

- Ready with drug. Drugs in please.

(hospital machines beeping)

- Sue, my love? Brought you a cuppa.

- Thanks, love. I got my results.

- Oh, positive?
- Yeah.

You don't look so good yourself, love.

(pensive music)

- [News Reporter] In the capital,

hospitals are close to breaking point.

Northwick Park in Northwest London

was forced to declare a critical incident

after its intensive care
unit became overwhelmed

with coronavirus patients.

A warning that fresh
air won't keep you safe

as people flock to parks
and the countryside.

- There you are. Happy Mother's Day.

- Oh, hello.

Thank you.

How are you?

- Oh, I'm good, ma, I'm good. I'm good.

- I have to pop this swab in your mouth,

just at the back of your throat.

It might make you gag a little bit.

and then pop up your nose,

it might tickle a little bit as well.

And the other side.

«I wanna thank the
amazing workers in the NHS.

Everybody working in social care,

every section, food
distribution, transport,

you name it, absolutely everyone

who is keeping this country going today.

And thank you for your sacrifice,

I know how tough it must be.

- [News Reporter] In Italy, Giuseppe Conte

announced the closure of
all non-essential businesses

after 793 people died in one day.

In Spain, the number of deaths has risen

by almost 400 in the past 24 hours.

There now been more than 300,000 cases

of COVID reported globally.

It took 67 days to reach 100,000,

11 more days to reach 200,000,

and only 4 days to reach 300,000.


(government staff chatting)

- Many thanks.
-No problem.

- Prime Minister?

We are looking slow.

- We've gotta pull the trigger now.

We can tell them in Cobra

and then announce it straight after.

- [Martin] Shouldn't we let the

devolved governors know first?

- And let them brief it out to the press?

- Okay. Let's do it.

« [Martin] I'l tell the
team. Can I get you anything?

- I'm good. Thank you.

Would you close the door please.

- We have been asked hy
the Chief Medical Officer

to think about the ethics of how to manage

increased pressure on hospitals

as a result of the pandemic.

Particularly around the
issue of who should receive

intensive care treatment
and who should not.

(man coughing)

- May I ring this bell?

- [Receptionist] Good morning,
it's the doctor surgery,

how may I help you?

- Hello?

I've come because I'm
not feeling very well.

- [Receptionist] Oh, I'm really sorry.

I'm not able to let you in

if you don't have an appointment booked.

- From this evening,

I must give the British people
a very simple instruction.

You must stay at home.

Because the critical thing we must do

is stop the disease
spreading between households.

We are accelerating our
search for treatments.

We are pioneering work on a vaccine.

And we are buying millions of testing kits

that will enable us to
turn the tide on this

invisible killer.

I want to thank everyone
who is working flat out

to beat the virus.

Everyone from the supermarket staff,

to the transport workers, to the carers,

to the nurses and
doctors on the frontline.

Each and every one of us is
now obliged to join together

to halt the spread of this disease,

to protect our NHS,

and to save many, many thousands of lives.

- I'm sure by now it's sort of

filtered through to all of you

that we have had a first
positive case, and it's Bob.

I need somebody to
support Bob as from now.

Is anybody willing to
actually work tonight?

- [Care Worker] Tonight?

- Tonight. Yeah.

«Yeah, I'l do it.

-I think we gotta do it for Bob.

1 think we owe it to him.

- Be all right, won't we girls?

(women giggling)

- We will beat the coronavirus

and we will beat it together.

And therefore, I urge you,

at this moment of national emergency,

to stay at home, protect
our NHS and save lives.

- And where are we gonna take the baby to?

Should we take them to..

Where should we take them to?

Which shop now?

Let's go to Home Bargains.

- That's it, look. Out there, look, baby.

{toddler fussing)

(gentle knocking)

- Hello.

(Bob coughing)

Bob, it's Georgia.

Are you okay?

Don't worry about this on my head.

It's just to keep us both safe, okay?

So when you feel ready and confident,

we're gonna get out of this
bed and in a wheelchair,

and I'm gonna help you
into another room, okay?

(baby fussing)

- Yeah. Come on.

I know, darling. I know.

(baby crying)

It's all right.

It's all right, go see Nanna for a bit?

That's it. You go to Nanna, look.

Give mummy a kiss.

- [Nanna] Yeah, go kiss your mummy.

- [Mum] Love you. Be good for Nanna.

- [Georgia] You okay. Yeah.

- Say goodbye.

(mum blowing kisses)


- [News Reporter] It's
a very different Britain

that wakes up this morning.

For the next three weeks at least,

we all have to stay at home.

Shops are closed. Offices are closed.

Schools are closed. Pubs are closed.

These are the most draconian restrictions

on the civil liberties
of the British people

that have ever been imposed in peace time.

(sorrowful music)