New restrictions from Thursday 5 November
  • People are being told to stay at home unless they have a specific reason to leave, such as work which cannot be done from home and education

  • People are also allowed to leave home for exercise medical reasons, food and other essential shopping and providing care for vulnerable people or for volunteering

  • Meeting indoors or in private gardens will not be allowed

  • But individuals can meet one other person from another household outside in a public place

  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the nation will close, but takeaways and click-and-collect shopping can remain open

  • Leisure and entertainment venues, including gyms, will also close

  • Construction sites and manufacturing workplaces can remain open

  • People are still allowed to form support bubbles

  • Children can move between homes if their parents are separated

  • Clinically vulnerable people are asked to be "especially careful" but people are not being asked to resume shielding

At the end of the period, the Government will look to return to a regional approach with regard to coronavirus restrictions.

New National Restrictions Guidance Page

The Government has created a guidance page including: information on the new national restrictions, what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Contents include:

  1. Stay at home

  2. Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing)

  3. Meeting with family and friends

  4. Businesses and venues

  5. Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals

  6. Going to work

  7. Going to school, college and university

  8. Childcare and children’s activities

  9. Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus

  10. Visiting relatives in care homes

  11. Travel

  12. Financial support

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