Second lockdown rules in full – what you can and can’t do as Rule of Six axed

England will be placed under a nationwide lockdown for the second time from Thursday November 5 until Wednesday December 2, Boris Johnson announced tonight.

In a bid to control Covid-19, the country will have to adhere to strict restrictions just like the first lockdown in March.

Under the terms, which will be put forward to the House of Commons on Wednesday November 4, Brits will only be able to leave their home for specific reasons.

The reasons include work, if you are unable to work from home, outdoor exercise, for medical reasons, to shop for food, escape harm and provide care for vulnerable people.

Below is a full list of the UK's new coronavirus rules and restrictions.

Social Mixing

As with the first lockdown, any household social mixing between different households, indoors or outdoors, will be banned.

The only exception to this rule is if someone is in your support bubble, which means one household of any size can pair up with another household that only has one adult in it.

Pubs, Bars and Restaurants

All pubs, bars and restaurants much close, except for takeaway and delivery services, which can remain open.

Shopping For Food

Essential shops will remain open, and click and collect services at essential shops, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda can continue.

The Government have said there is no need for stockpiling.

Closure of Non-Essential Shops

Non-essential shops will remain closed for the entire lockdown period, including hairdressers and beauty salons.

Leisure and entertainment venues will also be closed.

Places of Worship, Weddings and Funerals

Places of worship will remain open for private prayer, and it is understood wedding and funeral arrangements will placed under the same rules as the March lockdown.

Gyms and Sport Clubs

All sport facilities will close, including golf clubs and gyms.

Elite sport – including the Premier League – can continue because it has put Covid measures in place, it has been reported.

  • Boris Johnson warned all England hospitals 'could be full by December' without lockdowns


No. Shielding will not resume under the lockdown rules.

However, the clinically vulnerable, which includes all over-70s and people with conditions like diabetes and asthma, will be asked to be especially careful to follow the rules or minimise contacts with others.

Support Bubbles

Rules regarding support bubbles will remain as they are, meaning one household can choose to bubble up with a household that only has one adult in it.

As long as the arrangement is exclusive, the two can act as if they’re in one household together.

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