Prime Minister Boris Johnston today confirmed that England would be placed back under lockdown restrictions as of Thursday next week.
In a televised broadcast he said: “From Thursday until the start of December, you must stay at home.
“You may only leave home for specific reasons, including:
“For education; For work, say 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.
“I’m afraid non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will all be closed – though click and collect services can continue and essential shops will remain open, so there is no need to stock up.
“Pubs, bars, restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services.
“Workplaces should stay open where people can’t work from home – for example in the…