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Saturday, 31 October 2020

What you CAN and Can't DO under new lockdown: Pubs, shops, restaurants, hairdressers and leisure centres will close - but construction sites stay OPEN

 


A new national lockdown across England means people must stay at home unless for specific reasons, such as attending school or college or going to the supermarket.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new measures at a Downing Street press conference on Saturday. 

He said the measures were necessary to avert bleak predictions of 85,000 deaths this winter. 

When do the new rules come into force?

The new national lockdown will run from Thursday, November 5 until Wednesday, December 2.

The lockdown will then be eased on a regional basis according to the latest coronavirus case data at that time.

Can I leave my home?

Yes but only for specific reasons such as education, work if you cannot work from home and for exercise, which you can take as many times a day as you wish.

Construction sites or manufacturing facilities are examples of workplaces which employees will still need to go to.  

People can also leave home for recreation with their own household, or on their own with one person from another household (a 'one plus one' rule).

Construction sites or manufacturing facilities are examples of workplaces which employees will still need to go to but in general, people are being advised to work from home

Construction sites or manufacturing facilities are examples of workplaces which employees will still need to go to but in general, people are being advised to work from home

Examples of recreation include meeting up with a friend in the park for a walk or to sit on a bench and eat a sandwich.   

People will not be allowed to meet in homes and gardens, and golf clubs will remain shut.

People can also leave home to shop for food and essentials and to provide care for vulnerable people or as a volunteer.

Attending medical appointments is also allowed or to escape injury or harm (such as for people suffering domestic abuse).

Support bubbles will remain in place and people can still meet up in their bubble.

Children can move between the homes of their parents if their parents are separated.

What will close?

Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will all be closed.

Click and collect can continue and essential shops such as supermarkets will remain open.

Bars, pubs and restaurants must stay closed except for delivery or takeaway services.

Hairdressers and beauty salons will close.

Bars, pubs and restaurants must stay closed except for delivery or take-away services

Bars, pubs and restaurants must stay closed except for delivery or takeaway services

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