Uk prime minister Boris Johnson has tonight plunged England into a new lockdown consider the toughest lockdown yet out emergency measures to control the spread of new strains of coronavirus concerns the NHS risks being overwhelmed.
Schools, shops and sports venues will close their doors for six weeks from early on Wednesday in scenes not witnessed since the original lockdown last March, with exercise pretty much the only reason to regularly leave home.
The Prime Minister’s address from 10 Downing Street came after scotland also plunged Scotland into a new lockdown there from midnight tonight.
Wales has been in lockdown since before Christmas, and Northern Ireland’s executive is due to announce its own measures when it meets tomorrow.
So what are the new rules for Covid-hit Britain?