National lockdown restrictions introduced
National lockdown restrictions apply from 5 November until 2 December. After four weeks, the government will look to return to a local and regional approach, based on the latest available data.
See the restrictions and measures in full at gov.uk/coronavirus
The following is a brief summary of the national lockdown restrictions:
- You must stay at home.
- Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work.
- You must work from home if you can.
- Avoid travel unless essential.
- Schools and essential shops will remain open.
- Remember: wash hands, cover face, make space.
Businesses and venues
- Retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open.
- To reduce social contact, the government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include All non-essential retail, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care facilities.
- Hospitality venues must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services.
- Parents will still be able to access some registered childcare and other childcare activities where reasonably necessary.
- Early years settings can remain open.
- Parents are able to form a childcare bubble with another household for the purposes of informal childcare, where the child is 13 or under.
- Some Youth Services may be able to continue, such as 1-1 youth work and support groups.
- You must not meet socially indoors with anyone you do not live with, or is in your support bubble.
- You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household.
- You cannot meet in private gardens.
- Adults living alone will still be able to form exclusive support bubbles.