The Prime Minister has tonight (31/10) announced new national restrictions will come into force across England from Thursday 5th November and remain in place until 2nd December.
You may only leave home for specific reasons, including:
- For education
- For work, if you cannot work from home
- For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household or on your own with one person from another household
- For medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm
- To shop for food and essentials
- And to provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer
Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will all be closed, as well as pubs, bars, restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services.
Single adult households can still form exclusive support bubbles with one other household, and children will still be able to move between homes if their parents are separated.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - also known as the Furlough scheme - will remain open until December, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.
Business premises forced to close in England are to receive grants worth up to £3,000 per month under the Local Restrictions Support Grant.
£1.1bn is being given to Local Authorities, distributed on the basis of £20 per head, for one-off payments to enable them to support businesses more broadly.
Mortgage holidays will also no longer end today.
You can read the Prime Minister's message to the nation in full here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-statement-on-cor…