Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at a press conference on Saturday 31 October that another lockdown will begin on Thursday 5 November for England only until Wednesday 2 December.
The motion still has to be officially passed by the House of Commons on Wednesday but it is unlikely to be opposed by members of parliament.
These are the new restrictions for England…
* Only leave your home for specific reasons – education, work if you cannot work from home, exercise, medical reasons, to escape injury or harm, shop for food and essentials, and provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer
* No mixing of households inside homes, except for childcare and other support
* No overnight stays
* No mixing of households outside, including in gardens and public places
* All pubs, bars and restaurants to close – takeaways and deliveries allowed
* All non-essential retail to close but supermarkets can still sell non-essential goods
* Leisure and entertainment venues to close, including gyms
* International travel out of the UK banned, except for work
* Travel within the UK discouraged, except for work
* Support bubbles remain
* Shielding will not return but people who are vulnerable should take extra care
* Children allowed to move between homes if parents separated
* Outdoor exercise and recreation encouraged and is unlimited – only with your household/bubble or on your own (golf is not allowed)
* People can sit on park benches and have picnics as long as it is with their household
* Private prayer allowed in places of worship, but no services
* Funerals allowed with close family members only
* Manufacturing and construction to continue
* Childcare settings, schools, colleges and universities to remain open
* Playgrounds to remain open
* Vets to remain open
* Courts to remain open
* Professional sports allowed but amateur sports are not
* Furloughing will be extended until December
Similar to the Spring Lockdown, people will be allowed to attend their allotments only with members of the same household/bubble and should not use public transport to travel there and back home.
* Wash your hands when touching communal gates to enter and leave the site.
* Do not share tools.
* Do not meet in sheds or communal indoor areas for refreshments with people who you do not live with.
* Keep 2 metres apart from those who are not from your household/bubble.
We understand that garden centres (along with DIY stores) are deemed essential and therefore will stay open.