Saturday, October 31, 2020

Boris Johnson locks down England AGAIN over coronavirus

The 67 million population of the United Kingdom is living under some sort of Covid-19 restrictions, though the severity of the rules varies.

Following are details on the measures which are in place or planned for different parts of the UK after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown for England:

The main points of the lockdown are:

- People are still allowed to leave home for specific reasons, such as education, work if it cannot be done from home, exercise or shopping for basic necessities;

- Schools, colleges and universities to stay open; playgrounds will also stay open;

- All pubs and restaurants will close unless they are providing deliveries;

- All non-essential retail to close;

- Outbound international travel will be discouraged but work travel will be allowed;

- Elite sport will continue. Organised amateur sports for adult and children will be asked to stop;

- Places of worship will remain open for private prayer while funerals will be limited to close family members only.