England will go into a second national lockdown for a month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.

The changes - billed as 'Tier Four' - are set to come into force from midnight Thursday morning after bleak Sage modelling projected the virus is on track to kill 85,000 this winter, peaking at 4,000 daily deaths.


All pubs and restaurants to close, though takeaways and deliveries will be permitted. Entertainment venues will close.

All non-essential retail to close.

Manufacturing and construction will be encouraged to keep going.

Travel within the UK will be discouraged, except for work.

Overnight stays away from home will be allowed only for work purpose

Courts, schools, and universities will remain open

Outdoor exercise and recreation will be encouraged.

Private prayer will continue in places of worship, but not services.


The furlough scheme will run for another month. It was due to end at midnight tonight.


We are close to all the theatre workers and performers for the maybe necessary but heartbreaking news.