What can stay open in national lockdown?
Boris Johnson has announced a third national lockdown in England.
The Prime Minister has set out further measures to try to control the rising spread of the new variant of coronavirus.
On Monday, a further 58,784 Covid-19 cases were recorded and 407 more people died with the virus, according to government data.
The PM announced tougher restrictions that resemble the first lockdown – meaning people will only be allowed to leave their homes for exercise, work, essential shopping and in an emergency.
But what will stay open during the third national lockdown in England?
Essential shops like supermarkets will stay open (EPA)
Essential shops will remain open
Essential shops and stores will be permitted to remain open, including supermarkets, garden centres, dentists and opticians.
You will be allowed to shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person.
People will be allowed to exercise outside (Reuters)
Schools and nurseries
Johnson has announced that English schools and colleges will close as part of a new national lockdown.
But vulnerable youngsters and the children of key workers will be allowed to attend just like they did during the first lockdown.
Early years settings such as nurseries and childminders can remain open, and existing childcare bubbles will be allowed to stay in place.
Places of worship and ceremonies
Under the new lockdown places of worship – including churches and mosques – can remain open and services can continue.
Funerals can take place for up to 30 people.
Indoor sports facilities including gyms must close, but you may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
Elite sports such as the Premier League which have their own bubble can still take place.
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