The coronavirus pandemic has reached most corners of the UK- as the country surpassed 1 million lab-confirmed cases on the October 31st, the same evening the Prime Minister announced a new nationwide lockdown.
After the Government’s tier system failed to control the rise in coronavirus cases, Boris Johnson, along with the chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, announced a lockdown, which will begin on Thursday, November 5. This will mark the start of the latest lockdown, which will last four weeks.
The measures, which will affect every area of England, will stay in place until December 2nd, when the country will continue with the three tier-system, as seen before the new lockdown. This will see different areas experience varying restrictions, depending on the severity of the infection.
Key restrictions from the imminent lockdown include:
- The closure of all pubs, bars and restaurants, though takeaways and deliveries will be permitted
- All non-essential retail will close A ban on the mixing of households, except for support or childcare reasons
- A restriction on travel, including outbound international travel (except for work). Travel within the UK is also discouraged.
As the cases continue to soar, and Government introduces new, highly restrictive measures, you can explore the infection rate in your local area, by entering your postcode in the tool below:
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Public Health England release a daily update on how many confirmed cases of coronavirus there are in each English local authority.
Type in your postcode in the tool below to find out how many cases there have been in your local area.