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Boris Johnson and the governments' new slogan on how to stay safe during the coronavirus has been so widely ridiculed that is has become a meme.
Late on Saturday, the new safety message for the public was leaked revealing that it was being changed from the 'stay home, save lives, protect the NHS' to 'stay alert, control the virus, save lives.'
The red lines have now been replaced with green lines but the messaging has been completely ridiculed for giving off a confusing and unclear message.
The public has since responded by making their own parody versions of the new slogan and design reducing it to nothing more than a joke.
Very practical, life-saving advice from the government.
https://t.co/HShoQ7CbA6 https://t.co/ntymA0lw13 — Scarfolk Council (@Scarfolk Council)
This government is doing the bare minimum it can get away with so that at the inevitable public enquiry,… https://t.co/Dld87ixYE0 — Dylan / દિલન (@Dylan / દિલન)
#StayAlert to what they really mean. https://t.co/2jWxiiUVsJ — Malcolm V Tucker 🏴☠️ (@Malcolm V Tucker 🏴☠️)
I don’t know who did this but I want to thank them. #StayAlert https://t.co/tILnnCJxVz — Rachel Parris (@Rachel Parris)
...and all before 9.43am on a Sunday morning.
#StayAlert #CopywritersUnite #Headlines https://t.co/AyuElKOsLu — Becky Smith (@Becky Smith)
Stay Alert https://t.co/4u7WIVs52g — Keyzer Sue-Gray (@Keyzer Sue-Gray)
New rules #StayAlert https://t.co/UXgaGs6Kut — Alex K Phillips (@Alex K Phillips)
#stayalert because your country needs lerts! https://t.co/3sdTSNos80 — Vonneeee 🟨🟥 (@Vonneeee 🟨🟥)
Not sure about this new government slogan tbh
#StayAlert https://t.co/EGQ8qDFamP — Sam Bright (@Sam Bright)
Decide for yourself #stayalert https://t.co/F2btl22VVW — Becolourful (@Becolourful)
Fixed it for you #StayAlert https://t.co/qCgz9Ube8N — Bethany Wells (@Bethany Wells)
I think we’re all agreed that the new #StayAlert banner lacks clarity, so I’ve created my own #StayBaffled version. https://t.co/U5nz5Hso8G — Billy Misanthrope 🌘 (@Billy Misanthrope 🌘)
#StayAlert The Herr just sent me this from Germany. We are an international joke again. https://t.co/OhxwGsjOjI — Lost in the Shire (@Lost in the Shire)
Prefab Sprout did it better
#StayAlert #BritainNeedsLerts https://t.co/B9PiWhPCCj — Anthony🏃♂️Thompson (@Anthony🏃♂️Thompson)
Good Government advice here:
#StayAlert https://t.co/iRp3iRtcPv — Bennett Arron 🏴 (@Bennett Arron 🏴)
MOST HELPFUL ADVICE.
#StayAlert https://t.co/FLbQqrRs0Y — DARTH BREXIT (@DARTH BREXIT)
I made you a Government COVID Slogan generator https://t.co/qfCDRrLfzu — Olaf Falafel (@Olaf Falafel)
#StayAlert He's gaining on you. https://t.co/2E4RKC2brR — Joel Cornah (@Joel Cornah)
I'm really not sure the new government messaging is effective #StayAlert https://t.co/s0rssKlX9L — Gareth Whalley (@Gareth Whalley)
New government messaging to be announced later today! #StayAlert https://t.co/jXC6vhwLsf — Karen Williams (@Karen Williams)
“You know what Boris! you know what you should have done?......... YOU should have stayed alert mate” #StayAlert https://t.co/sFtusORRcR — Jonathan Kelly (@Jonathan Kelly)
Don't worry Boris, I'll control the virus. #StayAlert https://t.co/YHfvpNddPJ — Thomas Thornton (@Thomas Thornton)
Finally figured out what #StayAlert was reminding me of https://t.co/Xu500tDksv — Becca Wright (@Becca Wright)
When someone with suspected Covid walks into the office. #stayalert https://t.co/PzVyUwEoPJ — Silver Fox (@Silver Fox)
Look how alert they all are.
#StayAlert https://t.co/5GqnqI9uZr — Ben Stephens (@Ben Stephens)
This annoys me more than the blithe sentiment.
#StayAlert https://t.co/l49xie2PiP — ● Mike (@● Mike)
"I suggest we stay alert" https://t.co/RUFDMTAdug — IT'S YOUR DECISION, DANIEL (@IT'S YOUR DECISION, DANIEL)
Please #StayAlert, guys! Just found the virus looking for snacks in the fridge! 😩 https://t.co/nct5hT7ynN — Jord (@Jord)
At the time of writing the UK has the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, with more than 31,000 people losing their lives during the pandemic.