The Prime Minister has confirmed the second lockdown will end on 2nd December and be replaced by a tightened regional tier system.
SAGE has advised stronger measures are put in places across each of the tiers, with regions in Tier 1 being advised to work from home if possible, the closure of pubs and bars in Tier 2 unless they are serving substantial meals along with accompanying drinks and hospitality, hotels and indoor entertainment venues closing in Tier 3.
The 10pm closing time for hospitality has been modified to last orders at 10pm and closing time at 11pm.
Places of worship will remain open, as will gyms and leisure facilities.
Later this week there will be an annoucement on which tier Milton Keynes will be placed into following 2nd December and I will keep you updated as soon as it is confirmed.
The Government has also announced pans to introduce frequent testing as an alternative to the need for self-isolation for people who have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Instead, contacts will be offered regular tests as an alternative to isolation and only have to selfisolate if they test positive.
The community testing programme will offer Local Authorities in tier 3 areas the opportunity to participate in a six week testing surge.
In both Tier 1 and Tier 2 overnight stays will be allowed in households or support bubbles. In Tier 1 overnight stays will also be allowed with the rule of 6.
People in Tier 1 and Tier 2 should avoid travelling to Tier 3 unless necessary.
Fans will be able to return to outdoor sports stadiums in some tiers:
Tier 1 - 4,000 or max of 50%, whichever is lower
Tier 2 - 2,000 or max of 50%, whichever is lower
Tier 3 - Stadiums should remain closed to spectators
The Tier System: