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New lockdown rules – Full list of everything you can and can’t do from tomorrow

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After weeks of debate Boris Johnson has announced that the there will be a four week lockdown across England.

To keep coronavirus under control and in a last-ditch bid to protect the NHS over winter new rules come into place this week.

MPs will vote on the proposals on Wednesday, and if approved the measures will be introduced at a minute past midnight on Thursday.

The restrictions will remain in place until Wednesday December 2 at least.

What will close on Thursday

From Thursday Pubs and restaurants will close but takeaway food will be permitted.

Nonessential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will have to shut as well.

Gyms will have to close as well with exercise being encouraged outside, on your own, with your household or with one member of another household.

Hairdressers will also shut under the second lockdown in England expected to last until December.

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be allowed except in exceptional circumstances

Services in places of worship will be banned, but private prayer is permitted, as well as attending a funeral.

What will be allowed to be open

Supermarkets can continue to trade, and they can sell non-essential goods.

Restaurants can stay open if they operate as takeaways only, with no diners sitting in.

Schools, universities and colleges will remain open, as well as Nurseries.

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Workplaces will be asked to stay open if the work cannot be done from home. That will include construction and manufacturing.

Vets, courts and job centres to remain open. Hotels and hostels can remain open for travelling workers.

Clinically vulnerable are advised not to go to work if they are unable to work from home.

Funerals will be allowed to continue with a maximum of 30 people, with only close friends and family advised to attend.

Rules on household mixing

Households will not be allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens.

Individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space.

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Support bubbles for people who live alone and households made up of single parents and children can continue.

Children will be able to move between homes if their parents are separated.

Travel is restricted, including internal and outbound international travel but exceptions apply for work.

Rules on Exercise

People will still be able to exercise outdoors and unlike in the first lockdown, there will be no limit to the number of times a day you can exercise and playgrounds will remain open.

You will also be allowed to sit down in the park, including for a picnic.

However, the rule of six no longer applies to outdoor gatherings – instead, people can only meet one person from one other household or bubble, and only if they’re on their own when they do so.

Activities including grassroots football will stop after Thursday.

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