Monday, 2 November 2020

New Lockdown Measures for England

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced over the weekend a second national lockdown for England to prevent a "medical and moral disaster" for the NHS.

Pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will close for four weeks from Thursday 4 November, he said. Schools, colleges and universities will stay open.

Summary of the new lockdown measures for England:

People should stay at home unless they have a specific reason to leave, such as work which cannot be done from home and education
People are allowed to leave home for exercise, medical reasons, food and other essential shopping 
Providing care for vulnerable people or for volunteering is permitted
Meeting indoors or in private gardens is not allowed
Construction sites and manufacturing workplaces can remain open
Leisure and entertainment venues, including gyms, will close
Individuals can meet one other person from another household outside in a public place
Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the nation will close - takeaways and click-and-collect shopping remain open
People are still allowed to form support bubbles - single adults living alone - or single parents whose children are under 18 - can form a support bubble with one other household
Children can move between homes if their parents are separated
Clinically vulnerable people are asked to be "especially careful" and people are not being asked to resume shielding

Stay safe and rest assured we will keep all our clients fully informed of the new measures and how to claim as we get further details. 

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