– When do the brand new guidelines come into power?
The lockdown will run from November 5 till December 2, after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the brand new restrictions.
Boris Johnson has sought to reassure folks the measures might be eased on December 2 as deliberate, and will allow outlets and companies to reopen in time for the run-up to Christmas.
However the Prime Minister acknowledged that it will rely upon getting the R quantity – the replica price of the virus – again down beneath 1.
– Can I go away my dwelling?
The Authorities has printed 32 pages of rules together with exceptions to the overall stay-at-home message.
Particular causes embrace training if it’s not offered on-line, work if you happen to can’t work at home (together with in case your job entails working in different folks’s properties) and for train, which you’ll be able to take as many occasions a day as you would like.
Individuals may go away for leisure functions with their very own family or on their very own with one particular person from one other family (a “one plus one” rule).
Examples of recreation embrace assembly up with a buddy within the park for a stroll or to take a seat on a bench and eat a sandwich. Individuals is not going to be allowed to satisfy in properties and gardens, and golf golf equipment will stay shut.
Individuals may go away dwelling to buy meals and necessities, and to offer take care of susceptible folks or as a volunteer.
Attending medical appointments can be allowed or to flee damage or hurt (resembling for folks struggling home abuse).
Assist bubbles will stay in place and other people can nonetheless meet up of their bubble.
Youngsters can transfer between the properties of their mother and father if their mother and father are separated.
– What should shut?
Non-essential outlets, leisure and leisure venues should all shut.
Non-essential retail consists of clothes and electronics shops, automotive showrooms, journey brokers, betting outlets, public sale homes, tailors, automotive washes, tobacco and vape outlets.
Leisure consists of bowling alleys, leisure centres and gymnasiums, sports activities services together with swimming swimming pools, golf programs and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and using centres, delicate play services, climbing partitions and climbing centres, archery and capturing ranges, water and theme parks.
Theatres, live performance halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, grownup gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, zoos and different animal points of interest will shut.
Hair, magnificence and nail salons, tattoo parlours, spas, therapeutic massage parlours, physique and pores and skin piercing providers, non-medical acupuncture and tanning salons may also shut.
Click on and gather can proceed, and important outlets resembling supermarkets, backyard centres and outlets “offering important items and providers” will stay open.
Bars, pubs and eating places should keep closed apart from supply or takeaway providers.
They are going to be permitted to promote takeaway alcohol as long as it’s pre-ordered on-line, or through cellphone or submit.
Pre-ordered drinks will be bought to and picked up by a buyer “offered the purchaser doesn’t enter contained in the premises to take action”, rules state.
Lodges, hostels and different lodging ought to solely open for many who need to journey for work and for a restricted variety of different causes together with individuals who want lodging whereas transferring home, to attend a funeral or if they’re isolating themselves from others as required by legislation.
– What else stays open?
The NHS and medical providers resembling GPs, together with Jobcentre Plus websites and courts.
– What if I shielded final time?
Individuals over 60 and those that are clinically susceptible are being informed to be particularly cautious about following the principles and minimising their contact with others.
Anybody who was formally notified that they need to protect final time and never exit to work might be suggested to restrict their actions once more.
Nonetheless, formal shielding as occurred throughout the March and April lockdown – the place folks have been informed to not go away dwelling for any motive – is not going to be introduced in.
Individuals classed as clinically extraordinarily susceptible are being suggested to work at home. If that isn’t doable, folks could also be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay or Employment Assist Allowance.
Extra particular steering was launched on Wednesday, two days after the Authorities stated it will be printed. As anticipated it advises these classed as clinically extraordinarily susceptible to keep away from all non-essential journey, together with visits to any outlets or to pharmacies. They need to proceed to attend hospital and GP appointments until informed in any other case by their physician.
It additionally states that youngsters who reside with somebody who’s clinically extraordinarily susceptible, however are usually not clinically extraordinarily susceptible themselves, ought to nonetheless attend college.
– What about visiting care properties?
Rules state that it’s fairly vital for somebody to depart their dwelling to go to an individual staying in a care dwelling if they’re a member of that particular person’s family, an in depth member of the family or a buddy.
Steering issued by the Division of Well being and Social Care lists plenty of methods care properties may permit guests, together with having designated customer pods with floor-to-ceiling screens and separate entrances.
Outside visits with one different particular person are permitted, offered the realm will be accessed by the beloved one with out going into the primary constructing.
Visits at home windows, “the place the customer would not want to come back contained in the care dwelling or the place the customer stays of their automotive, and the resident is socially distanced” are additionally allowed.
Video calls between residents and relations, supported by a multimillion-pound distribution of 11,000 iPad gadgets to care properties, are additionally inspired.
The division stated plans are at the moment being developed to permit particular household and buddies to go to care properties supported by a testing programme, though trials is not going to start till later in November.
– Ought to my youngsters go to high school or to the childminder? Can they go to a playground?
Sure, colleges, schools and universities will all stay open. College students mustn’t return dwelling throughout time period time however can return dwelling for the Christmas vacation.
Childminders and nurseries will keep open and childcare bubbles, the place for instance a grandparent supplies childcare whereas a father or mother works, will be capable of proceed.
Steering states that whereas some youth providers might be able to proceed, resembling one-to-one youth work and assist teams, most youth golf equipment and teams might want to stop for the interval of the lockdown.
Playgrounds and parks will stay open.
– What about when pupils and workers are at school?
All college students and lecturers in secondary colleges and schools in England are actually anticipated to put on face coverings in communal areas, exterior of lecture rooms, the place social distancing can’t be maintained.
The steering says major college youngsters don’t must put on face coverings, and older youngsters and younger folks with particular instructional wants or disabilities could also be exempt from carrying them, relying on their want.
Clinically extraordinarily susceptible workers and pupils mustn’t come into college or school, the recommendation says.
Additional-curricular actions will be held earlier than and after college, nevertheless it needs to be for childcare functions fairly than merely for sports activities golf equipment.
– Can I’m going on vacation, have an in a single day keep or go to my second dwelling?
No, you’re suggested to not journey until for important causes.
Individuals can journey for work and there are exemptions for overnights and second properties for work functions.
Those that are already on vacation will be capable of return to the UK.
– Is there a furlough scheme?
Sure, furlough might be payable at 80% as much as a most of £2,500 in the course of the package deal of more durable nationwide measures. The assist might be obtainable throughout the UK.
Enterprise premises compelled to shut in England may also obtain grants value as much as £3,000 per 30 days below a Native Restrictions Assist Grant.
An extra £1.1 billion might be given to native authorities – distributed on the idea of £20 per head – for one-off funds to assist companies.
– Is there assist for mortgages?
Sure. Owners will be capable of take the choice of mortgage fee holidays.
– Can I’m going to church?
Church buildings will stay open for personal prayer solely, with Downing Road saying outlawing providers inside locations of worship is “important in tackling the unfold of the virus”.
Funerals might be restricted to a most of 30 folks, though it’s suggested that solely shut relations attend. Stone settings and scatterings should not have any greater than 15 folks.
Remembrance Sunday providers this 12 months will solely be permitted to happen on-line or outdoor.
– What about weddings?
The Authorities has up to date the principles round weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, saying they won’t be permitted to happen besides “the place a type of getting married is critically in poor health and never anticipated to get better (‘deathbed wedding ceremony’)”.
These weddings or ceremonies have been restricted to six folks.
– Will Premier League soccer matches proceed?
Sure. Boris Johnson stated video games would proceed regardless of the restrictions. Elite sport can nonetheless be performed however have to be behind closed doorways.
– What if I reside in an space with decrease circumstances?
It’s essential to nonetheless observe the principles as they apply throughout England. Professor Chris Whitty stated that most of the areas with decrease case numbers have the best charges of enhance.
He additionally warned: “Some areas together with the South West are prone to get strain on beds actually comparatively early due to the way in which the NHS is constructed in these areas.”
– What if I wish to protest towards the lockdown?
Protests are usually not allowed however the Prime Minister’s spokesman stated police and native authorities will first attempt to “interact, clarify and encourage folks to observe the principles earlier than transferring on to implement the legislation”.