The Prime Minister confirmed on Saturday 31 October that England will enter a four-week lockdown on Thursday, shutting pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops. It will also include curbs on travel, ban households from mixing inside homes and cancel church services. Schools, colleges and universities can stay open. You can read more here. A statement was issued by West Yorkshire Combined Authority on Saturday 31 October on behalf of West Yorkshire Council Leaders. You can read the NHS’s response to the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) 31 October 2020, here.
The Government published guidance on Monday 2 November which includes information on the new national restrictions, what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. You can read it here.
The Government will also be updating the advice and support available for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable alongside the new national restrictions. Two additional groups of people should now be considered as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19:
- Adults with stage 5 chronic kidney disease
- Adults with Down’s syndrome
The guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people is published here.
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