New rules for going to the gym and getting a hair cut in lockdown explained

Hairdressers and gyms will shut until December with England's new lockdown measures.

This means if you have an appointment or plan to go to the gym, you'll need to wait until after the lockdown has ended next month.

Only grocery shops will remain open from a minute past midnight on Thursday morning, meaning leisure, entertainment venues and anything else not deemed essential will close for a month.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will put the proposal of a second lockdown to Parliament on Monday.

Sports lovers can still exercise outdoors alone as many times as they like but with only one pal outside their household or bubble.

Unlike the last national lockdown, parks and playgrounds will remain open for exercise and picnics.

The Rule of Six has been axed for outdoor gatherings and replaced with restrictions stating that people can only meet one person from one other household or bubble, and only if they’re on their own when they do so.

MPs will vote on the new measures before they are introduced at 00.01 on Thursday, and when they lapse, the current tier system will be reintroduced.

The lockdown will end on Wednesday, December 2, when the government seek to ease the new restrictions on a local and regional basis, according to the latest data and trends at the time.

It will be subject to a debate and a vote in the House of Commons, which is likely to happen on Wednesday.

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The Prime Minister will be making a statement to Parliament on Monday at 3.30pm.

But it is thought his public announcement was brought forward to today after the plans leaked to three newspapers.

The restrictions will be similar to those introduced at the start of the pandemic in March, however this time schools and universities are expected to remain open.

Sage member Professor Calum Semple earlier told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "For the naysayers that don't believe in a second wave, there is a second wave.

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"And, unlike the first wave, where we had a national lockdown which protected huge swathes of society, this outbreak is now running riot across all age groups."

Professor John Edmunds said the only way to have a "relatively safe" Christmas is to take "stringent" action now to bring the incidence of the virus "right down".

It comes after a senior Government scientific adviser said it is "definitely too late to think that the two-week circuit-breaker on its own will sort this out".

"It would bring it down a bit but it wouldn't be enough to bring (the R value) right down. A two-week circuit-breaker would have an effect but now almost certainly it would need to go on for longer to have a significant effect."

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