Takeaway pints banned under new national lockdown
All pubs, restaurants and cafes will be shut and takeaway pints will be banned under the new national lockdown, Boris Johnson has announced.
Alcohol orders can no longer be placed for delivery or takeaway from pubs and restaurants, which was allowed in the previous lockdown.
The prime minister made a televised address to the nation at 8pm this evening to announce the new measures, which include the closure of primary schools, secondary schools, and colleges which will move to remote teaching from tomorrow until February half term, although nurseries will remain open.
He said exams would not go ahead as normal and there would be alternative arrangements in place.
People have been told to stay at home where possible, and will only be allowed to leave for limited exemptions such as for medical reasons or escaping domestic abuse. Clinically vulnerable people have been advised to begin shielding again.
Mr Johnson said that vulnerable children and the children of key workers would still be able to go to school, and children who receive free school meals will still be entitled to receive them.
University students will not be allowed to return to campus and will be expected to study from their current residence. Existing childcare bubbles will be allowed to stay in place.
The new rules say that if you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should ‘always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live’ though you may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
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