England enters a second, new, national lockdown today. It was announced by Boris Johnson last Saturday, after being warned that "several deaths a day" could happen if the Government failed to take any action.
The lockdown will end on December 2nd, but Gove said lockdown could be extended and there are concerns that it will, putting at risk many Christmas theatre productions.
All the shows due to begin performances in November (like Six, Jamie, and many others around the country) have postponed the opening to December.
This is how the West End looks like, on the first day of lockdown.
But there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The NHS may start to give Covid Vaccination in December. GPs are being put on standby to start vaccinating over-85s and frontline health workers from the beginning of the month. An announcement around the DES is imminent, potentially by next week. This has been reported by the GP magazine Pulse and confirmed by many sources. At the moment, the Oxford vaccine is considered a front-runner in the race to find a cure for Covid-19.