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.

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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.

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