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New national restrictions from Thursday

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On Saturday 31 October The Government announced that new national restrictions will apply in England from Thursday 05 November until 2 December.

New Government restriction rules from Thursday 5 November

  • people are being told to stay at home unless they have a specific reason to leave, such as work which cannot be done from home and education (schools, colleges and universities will remain open)
  • people are also allowed to leave home for exercise reasons (outdoor exercise is encouraged), with your household, or on your own or with one person from another household.
  • people are allowed to leave home for medical reasons, food and other essential shopping and providing care for vulnerable people or for volunteering
  • no household mixing indoors or in private gardens (unless in your support bubble)
  • but 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, but takeaways and click-and-collect shopping can remain open. 
    • food and drink (but not alcohol) can be sold on premises for consumption off premises between the hours of 05:00-22:00
    • food and drink (but not alcohol) can be sold for consumption off premises between 22:00-5:00 by making deliveries in response to orders received online, by telephone (or text) or by post.  If the purchaser wishes to collect, they must not enter the premises to collect.  If the purchaser arrives by vehicle they must not leave their vehicle at any point during the collection process
    • alcohol can be sold for consumption off premises (but not between the hours of 22:00-05:00) by making deliveries in response to orders received online, by telephone (or text) or by post. The purchaser must have pre-ordered and must not enter the premises if they have chosen to collect.  If the purchaser arrives by vehicle they must not leave their vehicle at any point during the collection process
  • leisure and entertainment venues, including gyms, will also close
  • construction sites and manufacturing workplaces can remain open
  • people are still allowed to form support bubbles
  • people will still be able to move house
  • children can move between homes if their parents are separated
  • Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend.  Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance
  • Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances
  • clinically vulnerable people are asked to be "especially careful" but people are not being asked to resume shielding

Those who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus will receive a letter from the government setting out detailed advice.  Further information can be found on the government website

What is a support bubble –

  • a bubble is defined as a group of people with whom you have close physical contact
  • in England, single adults living alone - or single parents whose children are under 18 - can form a support bubble with one other household
  • the second household can be of any size and can include "at risk" people – i.e who were previously shielding
  • wherever possible, the government recommends that a support bubble should be with another local household to avoid unnecessary travel

Find out more about the new national restrictions on the Government's website.

02 November 2020
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