Boris Johnson has unveiled his Covid Winter Plan, which will see England return to a three-tier system after the end of existing lockdown rules.
These sanctions are a stricter version of the measures put in place in October, although measures around the Christmas break could be made temporary.
This I newsletter Recent news and analysis
Mr. Johnson is making two separate remote announcements outlining the solution before holding an evening press conference of the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.
Here is when the new sanctions will replace the current national lockdown, what it will include and how long the measures will last.
When does the lockdown end and when does the tire system start?
Since the lockdown took place on Thursday, November 5, the government has insisted that they end on Wednesday, December 2.
The move is a legal final issue, and any expansion will have to pass a parliamentary vote.
In an address to MPs on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister indicated that the new level limits would be implemented immediately after the lockdown ends, indicating that from 00.01 to 2 December.
He said: “From next Wednesday, people will be able to leave their homes for any purpose and meet others in public places outside, which is subject to the Sixfold Six.
“Mass worship, weddings and outdoor sports could resume, and shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector could reopen.”
Although the Prime Minister outlined the rules on Monday, the list of areas to be placed under each level will be released on Thursday, November 26.
How long will the tire restrictions last?
England’s levels will be reviewed regularly in accordance with the latest information and trends and there will be a legal obligation to take action under the ongoing review.
The government seems optimistic that sanctions could be gradually eased by the spring, provided the vaccine is provided by regulations, with Mr Johnson setting March as the actual deadline.
This allows for a plan for a vaccination rollout next month before a comprehensive program in the new year – although trial results have been positive, no vaccine has yet received regulatory approval.
What are level rules?
The previous first level meant that the same national measures were taken in the area, including a 10 a.m. curfew for pubs and rest restaurants rent and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people.
Under the second phase – high alert – domestic mixing was banned indoors while the rule of six only applied outside. Tier Three was very high-alert and banned social mixing both indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars were told to close until they could run as restaurants.
In his announcement, Mr Johnson said: “So we are not shifting the national measures for free, the anti-crore situation, we will go back to the regional tiered approach – we are taking tough measures. Covid is the most prevalent.
“And while previous local levels cut the‘ R ’number, they weren’t enough to reduce it to one. So, scientific advice, I’m afraid, is that we need to tighten our levels as soon as we get out. “
Under the new rules, more parts of England will be kept under higher standards and some special restrictions will be different than before.
For example, pubs and rest restaurants will be allowed to remain open before the curfew at 10 a.m., which was previously one- and two-tiered.
The plans mean that, when the last order must be called at 10pm, people will have extra time to finish their eating and drinking, with the start time being extended to 11pm.
In the third phase, pubs and restrooms will only be able to offer withdrawal and delivery services, while indoor entertainment, hotels and other accommodation will be closed.
More and more places are expected to be placed under two and three levels than the month of October October, banning almost all socialization inside the house with people outside your home.
Subject to a decision by local authorities, the gym will be allowed to reopen in England, and non-essential retail will also open its doors when the government seeks to increase pre-Christmas spending.
Outdoor sports and religious services are expected to be approved at all levels.
What will happen at Christmas?
He told Commons: “I can’t say that Christmas will be normal this year, but spending time with loved ones is the most precious thing for people of all faiths and no one else.
“We all want some kind of Christmas, we need it, we definitely feel we deserve it. But we don’t want to be wary of the wind and let the virus flare up again, forcing all of us to lock up in January.
“So to allow families to come together, while minimizing the risk, we are working with the distorted administration on a special time-limited Christmas dispensation, embracing the United Kingdom.”
Some homes – possibly three – may be allowed to temporarily create a bubble between 22 and 28 December, according to the plan, which will cover all four UK countries. Daily Telegraph.
Christmas Day services will also be held due to the lifting of restrictions on church services, the paper said.
But while plans have not yet been finalized, ministers have made it clear that the festive season will be different than usual.
Will tire sanctions definitely pass the vote?
MPs will need to vote through the Covid Winter Plan, and it is likely to pass – although Prime Minister Backbench will be wary of revolts by Tory MPs who oppose the new sanctions.
During a vote on the current four-week system earlier this month, 32 Conservatives revolted against the measures and 17 more, including former Prime Minister Theresa May, dropped out.
A “Covid Recovery Group” has been formed, led by former chief whip Mark Harper and former Brexit minister Steve Baker, with 500 Tories Rio involved with suggestions.
Freelance twitter maven. Infuriatingly humble coffee aficionado. Amateur gamer. Typical beer fan. Avid music scholar. Alcohol nerd.