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A timeline of Dominic Cummings’ movements

Written by on 22/05/2020

Newspaper reports have suggested that Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules by leaving London to travel to his family’s home in Durham.

Here is a timeline of Mr Cummings’ movements since lockdown.

23 March

Boris Johnson gave his address from Downing Street. Pic: Andrew Parsons

Image: Boris Johnson addresses the nation from Downing Street. Pic: Andrew Parsons

Strict lockdown rules are imposed which mean people can only leave their houses for essential travel.

In a TV address to the nation, Boris Johnson says people must stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus.

27 March

Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock are confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Mr Cummings is seen running along Downing Street shortly after the prime minister posts a video saying he has contracted the virus.

Dominic Cummings seen running from the door of number 10 Downing Street

Image: Dominic Cummings seen running from 10 Downing Street

Weekend of 28 and 29 March

Over this weekend, Mr Cummings is said to have developed coronavirus symptoms.

30 March

Downing Street confirms Mr Cummings is self-isolating after developing symptoms of the virus.

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31 March

According to a joint investigation by The Guardian and the Daily Mirror, Mr Cummings travelled to his family’s farm in Durham – and it was on this date that Mr Cummings’ family were spoken to by the police.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: “On Tuesday, March 31, our officers were made aware of reports that an individual had travelled from London to Durham and was present at an address in the city.

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“Officers made contact with the owners of that address who confirmed that the individual in question was present and was self-isolating in part of the house.

“In line with national policing guidance, officers explained to the family the arrangements around self-isolation guidelines and reiterated the appropriate advice around essential travel.”

14 April

Mr Cummings is pictured in Downing Street after recovering from coronavirus.

Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings (L) arrives with Cleo Watson at 10 Downing Street in central London to attend the Government's daily COVID-19 briefing on April 14, 2020. - The British government warned Monday it would not be lifting a nationwide lockdown anytime soon as the country remains in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 11,000 lives. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Image: Dominic Cummings attends the government’s daily briefing on 14 April

25 April

In a Spectator column, Mr Cummings’ wife, Mary Wakefield, detailed his illness.

“I felt breathless, sometimes achy, but Dom couldn’t get out of bed,” she said.

Dominic Cummings is seen at Downing Street at the end of April

Image: Dominic Cummings is seen at Downing Street at the end of April

“Day in, day out for 10 days he lay doggo with a high fever and spasms that made the muscles lump and twitch in his legs. He could breathe, but only in a limited, shallow way.”

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