Written by on January 4, 2021

Boris Johnson has announced a third national lockdown for England.

The national restrictions begin from today (4 January) and will become law on Wednesday 6 January.

People are being instructed to stay at home, and only go out for essential reasons permitted by law.

These include:

  • for work, if unable to work at home
  • to shop for essentials such as food or medicines
  • to exercise once per day in local area. This can be on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
  • to provide care or help to vulnerable people
  • to attend medical appointments or medical care, or to flee the threat of harm or violence.

Schools and colleges will move to online learning from tomorrow (5 January), until the February half-term.

Schools will remain open for vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers.

Nurseries will remain open.

GCSE and A-Level exams will not go ahead this summer and alternative arrangements will be announced soon.

University students will not be able to return to campus (unless for specific courses listed), but learning can take place remotely.

Non-essential retail, entertainment venues and personal care sector are to close.

Places of worship will remain open with communal worship allowed.

Overnight stays away from home and international travel are banned unless for essential work purposes.

Shielding for the clinically vulnerable will begin again.

The current case rate in Luton is 606 per 100,000 people.

More details here.

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