On October 31st, the Prime Minister declared a second national lockdown, which will remain across England throughout November in an attempt to lower the surge in coronavirus cases. Currently, 1,317,496 people are known to have contracted Covid-19 in the UK, and 51,304 people have died from the virus.
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 current lockdown include:
- The closure of all pubs, bars and restaurants, though takeaways and deliveries will be permitted
- The closure of all non-essential retail. 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.
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.