Lockdown Rules: What Are the New Restrictions in the UK?

The UK is hit by a second wave of global pandemic coronavirus. The country was yet to come out of the first wave and found itself entwined with the second one. The UK government is constantly introducing new measures to control the situation and at the time announcing several financial schemes to aid business and people to help them financially in this crisis.

England went into a near month-long lockdown on November 5, 2020, to control the current spike in Covid-19 cases. The UK government has announced different rules across all four UK nations. We will discuss the restrictions imposed in each nation separately here.

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops are forced to shut down after the Commons voted by 516 to 38 – a Government majority of 478 – for the new restrictions on November 4, 2020.

According to the new measures, you cannot leave even your house unless absolutely necessary, that is if you have a medical emergency.

Schools, colleges and nurseries will continue to be open, though, unlike during the first lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, he is very confident the new measures will work so the NHS will not be overwhelmed and the lockdown in England can be made easier back into a tiered system on December 2.

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