North East and Tees Valley
The North East and Tees Valley have been placed under Tier 2 restrictions.
This includes Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington and Hartlepool.
West Yorkshire and Leeds
West Yorkshire and Leeds have been placed under Tier 2 restrictions.
The areas affected include Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Wales including Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli
Two-thirds of the population of Wales are now living in lockdown, including the country’s capital Cardiff plus Swansea and Llanelli.
Under the more general lockdown rules in Wales, licensed premises have to stop selling alcohol at 10pm, face coverings are mandatory in indoor public spaces and public transport, and people cannot gather in groups of more than 30 outdoors.
The rules also say people are not allowed to meet indoors with people they do not live with, unless they have formed an extended household.
People in Wales can meet indoors in a group of up to six people, with children under 11 not included in the number.
There are currently tighter local restrictions in 17 areas of Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea and parts of North Wales, affecting more than 2.3 million people.
These prohibit people from entering or leaving an area without a reasonable excuse such as work or education and extended households cannot be formed.
The country’s health minister Vaughan Gething has also said Wales could be placed under a new national lockdown in order to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, First Minister Mark Drakeford said Wales will ban entry to people from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus because Boris Johnson has failed to impose UK-wide travel restrictions.
London moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions on October 17, putting around nine million people under new, tighter restrictions.
Sadiq Khan warned Londoners that they face a “difficult winter ahead” adding that “no one wants to see restrictions, but these are necessary”.
Rates are currently 97 per 100,000 and rising, and there will now be a ban on different households meeting indoors.
People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
The “Rule of Six” will continue to apply outdoors and in private gardens.