Today the BBC is setting out how it will ensure it keeps the nation informed, educated, and entertained in unprecedented times.
Director-General Tony Hall says: "We all know these are challenging times for each and every one of us. As the national broadcaster, the BBC has a special role to play at this time of national need.
"We need to pull together to get through this. That’s why the BBC will be using all of its resources - channels, stations and output - to help keep the nation informed, educated and entertained. We are making a series of changes to our output to achieve that.
"We will continue to deliver all the essential news and information - with special programming and content.
"We also will do everything from using our airwaves for exercise classes for older people, religious services, recipes and advice on food for older people and low-income families, and should schools close, education programming for different age groups. We will also be launching a whole new iPlayer experience for children. And of course there will be entertainment - with the ambition of giving people some escapism and hopefully the odd smile.
"Clearly there will be disruption to our output along the way, but we will do our very best.
"It will take time to emerge from the challenges we all face, but the BBC will be there for the public all the way through this."