New lockdown rules: Everything you CAN’T do under new lockdown rules | UK | News (Reports)


New lockdown rules will come into force on Thursday, October 5. The new measures were unveiled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday. The four-week national lockdown will run until December 2 and will see rules akin to those in effect in March. has compiled a list of everything you cannot undertake during the second national coronavirus lockdown.

Mr Johnson has revealed new plans to implement a month-long lockdown starting on Thursday.

The PM said the restrictions have been introduced to address rising rates of COVID-19 and may enable families to spend Christmas together.

Several non-essential businesses will be forced to close.

However, unlike the lockdown in March, schools, universities and colleges are permitted to remain open.

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The lockdown plans were revealed as confirmed cases of covid hit one million.

On Saturday, the Department of Health confirmed 21,915 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 1,011,660.

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In total, 326 new deaths were confirmed within 28 days of a positive covid test and 761 deaths were confirmed with COVID-19 on the death certificate.

This means the UK now has the fourth-highest number of cases in Europe behind Russia, France and Spain and the ninth highest in the world.

On Saturday Mr Johnson said: “Now is the time to take action because there is no alternative.

“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.”

He added: “We are not going back to the full-scale lockdown of March and April.

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“It is less prohibitive and less restrictive. But from Thursday the basic message is the same. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. And save lives.”

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From Thursday, you are also only permitted to leave your home for the following reasons: education, work if you are unable to work from home, exercise, medical reasons, to escape injury or harm, to shop for essentials and provide care for vulnerable people or as a volunteer.

No mixing of households indoors except for childcare or other support is permitted.

In addition, no mixing of households outdoors except for exercising or visiting a public place with one other person is allowed.

People who shielded in March do not have to repeat this shielding.

However, clinically vulnerable persons and those aged over-60 are advised to limit social contact and follow the new rules carefully.

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In addition, all international travel out of the UK is now banned except for work purposes.

Travel within the UK is also discouraged except for work.

Workplaces can stay open where people cannot work from home such as in construction or manufacturing.

People are still able to continue to meet their support bubble and children can move between homes where parents are in separate households.

Outdoor exercise and recreation is encouraged, but cannot be undertaken with more than one person from another household.

People can sit on park benches and have picnics as long as it is with their household only.

Services in places of worship are banned but private prayer is permitted and funerals are allowed with close family members only.

Hotels and hostels can stay open, but only for people travelling for work and must be limited for other reasons.


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