31 October 2020

Second national lockdown for England is announced to  start from Thursday, 5th November 2020.

People must stay at home, with the following exceptions:

  • Education
  • Work (if you cannot work from home)
  • Recreational exercise with one person from another household or your household
  • To escape injury or harm
  • To shop for food and essentials
  • To provide care for vulnerable people as a volunteer

The Furlough scheme will be extended until December, with time limited measures from November 5.

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential retail must close.

Workplaces should stay open where people can't work from home in the constructing and manufacturing centres. 

Schools, childcare, colleges and universities will stay open.

No shielding - but PM urges those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to minimise their contact with others.

The measures will end on 2 December going back into the tiered system on a local and a regional basis according to the latest data and trends.

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