Please Note: All information correct at time of writing on 22 September 2020. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check out our latest articles and to check the government website for updates as they happen.
Earlier this afternoon (Tuesday 22 September), Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke before Parliament and announced a series of new measures and restrictions to curb the escalating spread of COVID-19.
The COVID alert level was increased to 4 yesterday – meaning the virus is increasing exponentially. To try to curb this (and avoid a future lockdown), a number of new measures and further restrictions will be introduced.
The government is once again asking that those workers who can work from home, do so. Where working from home is not possible, people should continue to go to work but their workplace must be COVID-secure.
The PM confirmed that the current advice is that there is no need to shield unless this has been advised as part of local lockdown restrictions. This will be kept under constant review.
The PM warned that restrictions could last for six months. The measures apply in England, but the PM said all the devolved administrations will be taking similar steps.
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