Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown that is similar to the lockdown that was imposed during March of 2020.
This "stay-at-home" order is expected to remain in place until mid-February.

New rules in England due to COVID-19 resurgance:
  • People cannot leave their homes except for certain reasons, like the first lockdown last March
  • These include essential medical needs, food shopping, exercise and work for those who cannot do so from home
  • All schools and colleges will close to most pupils from Tuesday with remote learning until February half term
  • Early years settings such as nurseries will stay open
  • End-of-year exams will not take place this summer as normal
  • Elsewhere, university students should not return to campuses and will be taught online
  • Restaurants can continue to offer delivery for food, but takeaway alcohol will be banned
  • Outdoor sports venues - such as golf courses, tennis courts and outside gyms - must close
  • Amateur team sports are not allowed, but elite sport such as Premier League football can continue.