On Saturday 31st October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown to begin on Thursday 5th November.
The lockdown will be expected to last four weeks, until Wednesday 2nd December.
Like the first national lockdown, non-essential shops will have to close, alongside pubs, restaurants, entertainment and leisure activities.
Retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open. These retailers should follow COVID-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and staff.
Non-essential retail can stay open for delivery and click-and-collect services.
From today, in Scotland, a new five-level system of Covid-19 restrictions will go live. These levels will be updated on a weekly basis. More information on this to be released.