Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday announced that from Thursday until the start of December;
Non-essential shops, leisure, and entertainment venues will be closed. Pubs, bars and restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services.
People may leave their home for work, for exercise, with their household or on their own with one person from another household, to shop for food and essentials, for medical care and to provide care for others.
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.
Childcare, early years settings, schools, colleges and universities will all remain open.
Johnson stated that it is his sincere hope and belief that by taking tough action now, they can allow families across the country to be together during Christmas time.