PM announces new England lockdown in TV address

The government has now published full guidance on what people are allowed to do in England when the national lockdown begins at midnight.

Here’s a quick summary of the new rules:

  • People cannot leave their homes except for certain reasons, like the first lockdown last March
  • These include essential medical needs, food shopping, exercise and work for those who cannot do so from home
  • You can exercise in a public outdoor place by yourself, with people you live with or your support bubble, or on your own with one person from another household
  • All schools and colleges will close to most pupils from Tuesday with remote learning until February half term
  • Early years settings such as nurseries will stay open
  • End-of-year exams will not take place this summer as normal
  • Elsewhere, most university students should not return to campuses and will be taught online
  • Restaurants can continue to offer delivery for food, but takeaway alcohol will be banned
  • Outdoor sports venues – such as golf courses, tennis courts and outside gyms – must close
  • Amateur team sports are not allowed, but elite sport such as Premier League football can continue

Source: BBC