At midnight tonight 15 million people in the UK will drown in a new Tier Four lockdown.
A new version of the coronavirus is thought to be 70% more contagious than the early stages of the disease.
Christmas bubbles have been canceled for anyone under the Tier Four rules, while people under Tier One, two or three can now meet for one day – December 25 – instead of the previously agreed five-day period.
Tier Four will be reviewed on December 30, in two weeks.
Here are the new restrictions:
Level 4 rules
The Tier 4 rules are very similar to the November National Lockdown rules.
All non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, gyms and leisure centers and other entertainment venues (such as theaters and theaters) must be closed in Tier 4.
Only necessary shops will be allowed to open tomorrow (December 20).
There will be a stay at home from midnight today The order lays down the law for Tier 4 residents.
There will also be discounts like the previous lockdown – if you have to leave your home for shopping, education, childcare, work (if you can’t work from home) and unlimited practice. Outdoor sports will be able to take place.
The public is advised not to leave or enter a Tier 4 area and Tier 4 residents do not have to stay overnight anywhere other than their own home.
Marriages will only be allowed to proceed in exceptional circumstances.
There will be no Christmas bubbles for anyone living in Tier 4, which means millions of people will have to cancel plans to visit friends and family during the festival. Indoor socializing with someone who is not in your home is strictly forbidden.
One person from one family will be allowed to meet with another family member in a public place. This means there are exceptions for young children or those with severe disabilities who are dependent on class care, but it can meet up to two people at most.
House moves will be able to continue in Tier 4 and nurseries will be allowed to remain open. Places of worship will be allowed to remain open with social distances in place.
Support and child care bubbles will still stand in Tier 4, even if it means people move from one level to another.
Boris Johnson is thought to have intended to keep the school open in Tier 4 after the Christmas holidays ended in January.