Second lockdown rules around childcare, schools, nurseries and universities

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Boris Johnson announced England will face a second national lockdown from Thursday, November 5, until December 2.

The month-long lockdown will see non-essential shops, pubs, bars and restaurants shut completely.

Takeaway services are permitted to remain open.

The lockdown comes after Covid surges doubling roughly every fortnight, hospital leaders are worried the NHS will be overwhelmed during the festive period.

In the announcement, it was said that educational settings will remain open despite the strict rules elsewhere.

Nurseries, schools and universities will remain open as normal, following the advice of Public Health England.

Playgrounds will also remain open, whereas in the first lockdown they were shut.

Individuals and households are allowed to leave their home to exercise, and there is no limit to the amount of times they exercise each day.

People are advised not to leave their home unless they're travelling to education, work – if they cannot work from home – and to buy food and essential items.

They can also leave for medical reasons, appointments, to escape harm or injury and domestic abuse.

Additionally, people can provide care for vulnerable individuals or as a volunteer.

Household mixing is banned, and the Rule of Six no longer applies to outdoor settings as before.

Hairdressers, barbers and non-essential stores will shut for the month-long national lockdown, and sheilding will not resume.

  • Boris Johnson
  • NHS
  • Pubs
  • Lockdown
  • Coronavirus

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