There are no hosepipe bans in place in the UK.
There are currently no hosepipe bans in the UK. We now have a full report regarding concerns being raised by various water companies including South East Water, Yorkshire Water and United Utilities that can be found here: Hosepipe Ban 2020 – Water Companies Issue Warnings
Contrary to press reports, South East Water are not stating that a hosepipe ban is about to happen. They are however struggling to cope with demand for water and issuing daily updates. They are also asking for their customers’ help by using water carefully, including minimal use of hosepipes and not doing things like leaving sprinklers on or filling paddling pools. As long as the forecast rain comes soon, this should help ease the problems in that region.